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Tag: Cathy Canorro

March
8th

Bill to give state’s minority-contracting agency more teeth passes House on 72-25 vote

The House of Representatives voted late Friday evening to approve a bill that takes aim at those who try to take advantage of the minority-contracts program administered by the troubled state Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprises. House Bill 1674 passed by a vote of 72-25 and goes to the Senate for consideration.

The measure creates an investigative unit inside the OMWBE and imposes sanctions for those who cheat the system – everything from disbarment from lists of contractors eligible to bid on state contracts to penalties of up to 10

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