Press release from Sen. Sara Kyle, October 13, 2015:
Sen. Kyle stands up for state workers who Haslam adminstration proposes to outsource
NASHVILLE – 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. We owe it to taxpayers to hear both sides of the issue before we make a decision.”
A motion today by Sen. Kyle to hear from the employees next month 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.