Democratic lawmakers and women’s advocates are vowing to try to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of a bill that supporters say would close the wage gap between men and women.
That bill would have prohibited employers from asking about a job applicant’s wage history. Supporters of the bill say that information is often used to “low-ball” salary offers.
Rauner’s changes would allow the question to be asked after the job is offered.
It’s unclear if supporters have enough votes to override Rauner’s changes.