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Christie vetoes N.J. equal pay bill

Posted by Steve Schram on May 03, 2016 at 10:25 AM

Originally published on May 2, 2016 on by Samantha Marcus.

Gov. Chris Christie on Monday vetoed a bill barring gender-based pay discrimination, saying it would go beyond federal standards and make New Jersey "very business unfriendly." 

While emphasizing his support for equal pay protections, the Republican governor criticized where the legislation "departs significantly from well-established law."

In his message for a conditional veto, Christie said there is "no reason for our law to go beyond the Lilly Ledbetter Act," the federal equal pay legislation.  

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