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Colorado bill would ‘ban the box’ to disclose criminal history on job apps

Author: Dan Njegomir - April 10, 2017 - Updated: April 10, 2017

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Some Colorado legislative Democrats believe it’s unfair to make job-seekers disclose their criminal histories on their applications — often, by checking a box — so they’ve introduced legislation to stop the practice. House Bill 1305, sponsored in the lower chamber by state Democratic Reps. Mike Foote of Lafayette and Jovan Melton of Aurora, would “ban the box” — part of a […]

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Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir is the opinion editor for Colorado Politics. A longtime journalist and more-than-25-year veteran of the Colorado political scene, Njegomir has been an award-winning newspaper reporter, an editorial page editor, a senior legislative staffer at the State Capitol and a political consultant.