Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Bi-partisan Effort to Block Offshoring in Arizona

I'm taking my hat off to all those Arizona techies whom made this happen.

A measure has been put forward at the state Legislature prohibiting the foreign outsourcing of state government work.
It prohibits the state from entering into contracts or taking other actions that results in state government jobs, contract positions or other work being shipped outside the United States.

The legislation is sponsored by three conservative Republicans and 18 Democrats.

Congratulations for working together on this. Could these legislators soon find themselves humming Howie Day's new song, "
You and I Collide"?

This legislation is probably in response to a brew-ha-ha over offshoring government customer service. Arizonans who were down on their luck found themselves calling India to get help managing their food stamp alottment.

Here's a short 4-minute clip from the nightly news. My colleague, Rob Sanchez appears in this. I'm mentioning as an effort in full disclosure.

Can other states, particularily Illinois, make sure that the dollars they spend go into the local or domestic economy?

Keep checking back; I've got some stuff I'll be rolling out. Maybe we in Illinois could soon be humming Maroon 5's new song, "And She Will Be Loved!"

(Is it obvious to you that my radio is playing in the background?)