Thursday, May 28, 2015
Who killed Texas' 'ban-the-box' bill?
After a promising start in the House, "ban the box" legislation - postponing questions about criminal history until later in the hiring process at state agencies - failed even to get a hearing on the senate side this year. Senate Natural Resources and Economic Development Committee Chairman Troy Fraser refused to set it for a hearing. So it wasn't even considered, debated, and voted down, just smothered with a pillow by a single opponent in a back room. That sucks: A really good bill slain by indifference.