Lawmakers refused to hear from state employees whose livelihoods would be affected by a proposal to outsource state jobs in a meeting of the Fiscal Review Committee today.
"The administration failed to convince me that such a massive outsourcing of jobs would save the state money," Sen. Kyle said. "State workers tell a different story - that previous attempts to outsource jobs were too costly and inefficient. I'm disappointed in my colleagues who refused to hear both sides in this debate."
A motion by Sen. Kyle to hear from the employees failed for lack of a second. The committee had just heard a proposal from the Haslam administration to outsource building management at 940 million square feet of state facilities - including campuses, prisons and National Guard armories.
Oct. 13, 2015