Assembly Democrats denounce government outsourcing

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Updated: 4/03/2014 1:34 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Democratic resolution denouncing outsourcing of government functions to private contractors has passed the Assembly after prompting a spirited partisan debate about the role of government.

The nonbinding resolution by Democratic Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez of Los Angeles passed the Assembly 42-22 Thursday.

Acting at the urging of public employee unions, Democrats say government contractors pay low wages and shroud the spending of taxpayer money in secrecy. Republican lawmakers say the ideas behind the resolution, HR29, undermine competition and encourage government waste.

The resolution is sponsored by the American Federation of State and Municipal Employees and backed by other unions.

The League of California Cities and other opponents say it commits lawmakers to votes on other bills relating to contracting. The resolution says anti-outsourcing legislation will be introduced.

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