'Ban the Box' would eliminate past crimes from job applications
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 27 states limit or prohibit the use of criminal records in public or private employment and for licensing eligibility. Lincoln Journal Star
New bill would help veterans claim benefits
The nonpartisan National Conference of State Legislatures was not aware of any states with pending legislation or laws adding check-off boxes for veterans on their state tax forms, but some states are trying to identify veterans for benefit purposes in other ways, center policy associate Alice Wheet said. Associated Press in ohio.com
Disclosure forms reignite debate over part-time legislature
The National Conference of State Legislatures, which tracks legislative bodies across the country, says New York lawmakers do enough work to be considered full time. wgrz.com
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