“Republican governors of Georgia and Virginia have recently signed executive orders to adopt Ban the Box practices for state public employees. Just last month Koch Industries, owned by the Koch brothers, whose presence increasingly dominates conservative politics, also adopted the measure, joining Walmart, Target, Home Depot and Bed, Bath & Beyond as large companies committed to fair hiring.
The question is: Why the sudden interest from conservatives? Doesn’t this fly in the face of the typical “tough on crime” attitude we normally see out of red states?
Well, not really.”
Read the full article from The Huffington Post released May 14, 2015 here