Two amendments to the PLA bill were tabled as discussion on project labor agreements began.
One amendment would have given preference to a contractor who is a minority business or a woman’s business. It was tabled following an 18-13 vote.
Sen. Lena Taylor spoke on behalf of the amendment, urging her fellow senators that a vote for this amendment is “a vote that says we want to do better” for minorities and women in business.
The second amendment would have given preference to a contractor who is a veteran. It was voted down 19-13.
Sen. Leah Vukmir spoke in opposition to both amendments and called to table them.