For far too long, Massachusetts has awarded taxpayer-funded government contracts to foreign steel companies from places like China, Russia and even Canada, who are propped up by their governments and don't play by the rules of fair trade.
It makes zero sense! Why send our state's tax dollars abroad when there are Massachusetts workers and companies ready to do the work, and at a fair price?
A new bill making its way through the state legislature aims to level the playing field for our local workers and businesses. Senate Docket No. S2546 is an act to promote American manufacturing, and would require schools and other taxpayer-funded projects exceeding $500,000 to be built with U.S.-made steel and other domestic materials.
Our state would quickly see the returns. Every $1 spent on domestic fabricated steel generates about $1.50 in economic activity, according to the Steel Fabricators of New England.
And at least 38 states already have laws on the books that give preference to American workers and companies when taxpayer money is spent. Now it's time for Massachusetts to join them!
Tell your state lawmakers to support Senate Docket No. S2546!
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