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House Passes Bill to Extend State Contracts

By Alabama Public Radio

Montgomery, AL – The bill passed the House Tuesday on an 80 to seven vote. Currently state contracts are good for a maximum of three years. Opponents argued the measure would make it harder for small businesses to obtain state contracts and make it easier for state agencies to keep unnecessary contracts. But Representative Marcel Black says the legislation would save the state money because companies would offer a lower price for work done over five years. The bill now goes to the Senate.

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