Most employers would be barred from asking job applicants about their criminal records under a bill introduced Wednesday in the General Assembly. Employers would still be able to run criminal background checks, they just wouldn't know about any criminal history based on the application. Backers of the bill are hoping the third attempt to get the bill passed will be successful.
RI braces for a record-making blizzard. Lawmakers are considering ways to help former convicts find jobs after release. These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast. Plus the guest on this week's Political Roundtable is Senator Harold Metts.