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Dalton unveils platform on pay bias, web safety

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DURHAM, NC (AP) - Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton says if elected governor he would work to protect children from obscene materials on the Internet and seek tougher penalties for domestic violence perpetrators in North Carolina.

Dalton made the proposals in Durham on Wednesday while releasing what he calls the "Fair Deal for Working Families" platform.

Dalton wants to prohibit sex-based wage discrimination in the workplace. He said he also would seek to bar employers from using credit information of a worker or applicant in determining employment. Libraries and schools also would be required to adopt uniform Internet safety policies on public-use computers.

Dalton unveiled a portion of the plan Tuesday in which he would give teachers and state workers up to four weeks of paid maternity or paternity leave.

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