Governors applaud Made in the USA, but do their laws support American manufacturing?
Yesterday, Wal-Mart hosted a U.S. manufacturing summit with representatives from 500 suppliers, 32 states and retail industry leaders. Eight governors were quick to applaud Wal-Mart for their U.S. manufacturing efforts. But do their states' laws promote U.S. manufacturing through “buy America” provisions for state public works projects?
Gov. Tomblin, West Virginia signed a buy America law for steel, aluminum and glass.
Gov. LePage, Maine vetoed a buy America law this year.
None of the following governors have “buy America” laws on the books:
Gov. Mike Beebe, Arkansas
Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi
Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina
Gov. Susana Martinez, New Mexico
Gov. Butch Otter, Idaho
Remember what your parents taught you -- actions speak louder than words.
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