February 04, 2016 08:46 PM
A state representative is taking a page out of the governor’s book by asking local governments and private enterprises to “ban the box” — an initiative that prohibits the use of a criminal record as an automatic disqualification for job seekers. About a year ago, Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order banning the state from requiring job applicants to disclose their criminal histories in the initial application stage. The policy was...