CTNJ: Pay equity bill shelved, name calling continues

CTNJHARTFORD, Conn. — House Democratic leadership shelved plans Wednesday to run a bill that would prohibit employers from asking prospective employees about their salary history.

The bill was introduced by Rep. Derek Slap, D-West Hartford to help increase pay equity for women in the workforce, but it quickly led to partisan name calling and accusations about the intentions of lawmakers who would oppose it.

“It’s still our hope to run that bill soon,” House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, said.

He said the opposition expressed by House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, R-Derby, and the comments made by one of his members regarding the legislation had nothing to do with the decision to delay debate.

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