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Governor Colyer Signs "Ban the Box" Executive Order

The order signed Wednesday by Governor Jeff Colyer will prevent state agencies from requiring people seeking jobs to disclose on their applications whether they've been convicted of a crime. (photo credit: Stephen Koranda/Kansas News Service)

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer signed an executive order Wednesday morning supporting the "Ban the Box" initiative. The new law requires state agencies remove the check box from their job applications that asks if someone has a criminal record. KMUW's Carla Eckels reports.


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