House Minority Leader Questions Legitamcy of State Hired Workers
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House Minority Leader Questions Legitamcy of State Hired Workers

Date: November 29, 2007
By: Courtney Cox
State Capitol Bureau

Intro:House Minority Leader Paul LeVota sent a letter to the governor's office this week questioning whether a cleaning company hired by the state has a history of employing illegal workers. Courtney Cox has more from the state capitol. RunTime:0:52
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Questions are being raised about the legitimacy of workers employed by a private contractor hired to clean state offices.

B&G Cleaning was awarded the state contract for janitorial duties of several state buildings last spring when the current cleaning company was found to employ several illegal immigrants.

But now, allegations that B&G has employed illegal workers in the past has House Minority Leader Paul LeVota concerned.

 

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Description: "The story I've been told and the allegation is that there was three workers that were illegal that worked for the old service and worked for the new service in the past."

LeVota sent a letter to the Governor's office on Wednesday asking him to look into these allegations.

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Description: "With my letter I have asked the governor to back up his rhetoric and make sure that we are not hiring illegal people in the state of Missouri . . .for Missouri work."
 
From the state capitol, I'm Courtney Cox.


 


Intro: House Minority Leader Paul LeVota sent a letter to the governor's office this week questioning whether a cleaning company hired by the state has a history of employing illegal workers. Courtney Cox has more from the state capitol. 

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Description: "If all of us are serious about this then we need to look through all of the vendors that work with the state of Missouri to enensure that we aren't hiring people illegally."