The amendment's sponsor, St. Louis County Representative Tim Green, says he knows of least three recent instances where contractors working on state-funded highway projects were caught employing illegal immigrants. By not paying illegal workers the same benefits and wages as legal workers, these companies were able to underbid their competitors and receive lucrative construction contracts.Green's amendment would fine contractors who aren't playing by the rules 20% of the state contract. Companies that run afoul would not be allowed to bid for future state contracts for two years. From the Capital this is Caroline Noel.
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