House panel adopts measure limiting DEI inquiries in state university hiring process


Following the lead of the Senate, a House committee has tucked a measure into the higher education budget that would prevent state universities from asking job applicants about diversity, equity and inclusion.

The House Higher Education Budget Committee on Wednesday added language to the post-secondary education budget barring state universities from demanding job applicants to articulate their experience or commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

The budget with the proviso still has a long way to go.

It still needs to go to the House Appropriations Committee and ultimately the full House before it would have to be hammered . . .


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