House fails to override veto of DEI budget measure for higher education


A budget measure preventing state universities from asking job applicants about diversity, equity and inclusion failed to survive in the House on Wednesday.

The House came up five votes short of overriding Gov. Laura Kelly's veto of a budget proviso barring state universities from demanding job applicants to articulate their experience or commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

The language was backed by Republican state Rep. Steven Howe, who expressed concern about how DEI was being used in hiring practices at state universities.

Howe said Wichita State University . . .


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