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Governor Plays Petty Politics

July 10th, 2009 by mopns · No Comments

While pro illegal immigrant & Dept. of Economic Development chief Linda Martinez and Jay Nixon play politics with the Tour of Missouri Bike race, minority construction contractors under this administration are apparently finding it very difficult to get work with the state transportation department:

From The St. Louis American:

“Statistics from MoDot show that there are 62 percent minority contractors and 38 percent women contractors certified with the department. Yet, minority firms get only 12 percent of the work and women-owned businesses get a whopping 88 percent.” Read more…

Unfortunately while Rome burns, Jay and Martinez would rather engage in a petty public squabble with Lt. Gov. Kinder over a bike race?

Related:

BBCW: Will Jay Nixon Kill the 2009 Tour of Missouri?

STL Post Dispatch: Group plans I-70 protest over minority hiring on projects

Video: “I Want to Work in My Own Neighborhood”

Hat tip: BroShahid

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