Jeff Bezos has now become the first person to top Forbes' list of the world's richest people with more than $100 billion. Meanwhile, his company has reportedly been lobbying to limit efforts to address the gender pay gap in Washington State.

In Olympia, lobbyists and lawmakers have been negotiating over updates to Washington's pay equity law. A bill sponsored by Representative Tana Senn (D-Mercer Island) would update Washington's Equal Pay Act for the first time since 1943. It would expand federal protections against policies that bar employees from talking to their coworkers about their salaries. It would also require bosses to offer equal training opportunities to people in comparable jobs regardless of their gender.