Senator Proposes Changing the Way State Agencies Buy Goods


By Alabama News Network

The way Alabama state agencies buy goods could soon be changing. Proponents say that would be a good thing for Alabama's finances.

Republican State Senatur Arthur Orr of Decatur is proposing a bill that would allow state agencies to stray from a list of state contractors and buy goods from other companies.

However, the prices must be at least 10 percent lower than the statewide contract price.
Orr says the bill gives agencies more flexibility the legislative fiscal office says the proposal could save the state up to $7 million a year.

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Larry said on Monday, Oct 14 at 2:20 PM

Senator Orr should consider repealing the Alabama Dual Party Relay Fund Act. Technology has made the fund unnecessary. Texting is available to the deaf. This fund collects millions of dollars every year but serves very few people. It's purpose is past.The legislature should review this fund and consider abolishing the fund.

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