Senator Gillibrand proposes making I-81 jobs local

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NEW YORK STATE (WSYR-TV) — Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has proposed making I-81 jobs local. 

She suggested a law that would require at least half of the workers on the $2 billion project to be hired from Syracuse. The bill would also guarantee at least one third of new infrastructure contracts go to minority, women, or veteran-owned businesses.

Gillibrand proposed something similar in 2019, but it failed to advance in the Republican-controlled senate. Right now, Democrats hold the majority in both parts of Congress.

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