DENVER (AP) — A Democratic proposal to help job-seekers with bad credit has been rejected in Colorado amid business complaints that a well-intentioned proposal to ban employer credit checks would burden employers.

A committee in the Republican House voted Monday to defeat a bill to ban credit checks on job applicants. The bill passed the Democrat-controlled Senate last month.

Supporters said today's unemployed are facing a tougher time because they've often taken a hit on their credit reports and employers are using that against them.

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