Audio – Senator Keith Ingram Reporting News From 90th General Assembly
September 15th, 2016 • News

September 15, 2016 – Senator Keith Ingram audio report of news from the 90th General Assembly.

In this week’s report:

  • You might be surprised to learn how much government work is carried out by contractors from the private sector
  • But did you know private companies working under renewable contracts provide the majority of service for the Arkansas Youth Services division. This made headlines recently because of a dispute between companies bidding for this contract
  • The state awarded the contract to a for profit company based in Indiana, even though its bid was higher than those submitted by two non-profit organizations that are based in Arkansas. The Jonesboro-based nonprofit immediately filed an appeal and state officials pledged to review the bid again. This time they will release more details about their decision making process
  • It will probably take a few weeks before state officials decide which company will operate our youth detention facilities

 

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