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Thursday, February 26, 2015, 10:02 AM

House Panel Pulls Local Hiring Quota Ban From ODOT Budget, Relaxes Eastern Corridor Funding Prohibition

Ohio Report for Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Senate Report
House Report

Akron Officials Fight Plan To Ban Local Hiring Quotas For Construction Projects

The sudden appearance of a provision in the transportation budget that would block cities from requiring contractors to hire locally drew a crowd of opponents Wednesday from Akron, which recently launched a major sewer reconstruction project.

The House Finance & Appropriations Committee also heard from contractors who applauded the provision that members included in a substitute version of the transportation budget (HB 53*) adopted earlier this week. (See Gongwer Ohio Report, February 23, 2015)

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