Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist has started outlining what he wants to change about Florida, and he’s starting with how much women earn.
"Women in Florida make 83 cents for every dollar a man makes," Crist said in a campaign email sent out July 29, 2014, the same day he announced his First Day of Fairness plan.
The plan outlines a series of executive orders Crist promised to make on his first day in office if he is elected. The potential orders promote causes like government transparency, raising the minimum wage among businesses contracted with the state, and, in this case, ending gender wage discrimination for employees of those contractors.
PolitiFact has checked many claims about women making less than men, especially the past few years. Is Crist right about them making only 83 cents on the dollar in Florida, or is he short-changing voters? PolitiFact Florida's Joshua Gillin decided it was time to check the paychecks.