Assembly says contracts should go to companies using Wisconsin products, no enforcement included
The Wisconsin Assembly has passed its first two bills in the new session.
Both are aimed at giving more government work to the state's recession-plagued companies.
The lower house voted 77-22 to have state and local governments buy at least one-fifth of their goods and services from Wisconsin-based firms.
And they voted 69-30 to require most of the state's contracted work to be performed within the U.S., so suppliers don't ship jobs overseas.