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December 17, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Companies owned by white women no longer need quotas, WSDOT says

Small businesses owned by white women are winning enough state highway business to be dropped from state programs to help “disadvantaged business enterprises,” (DBEs) according to a proposal announced this week by the state Department of Transportation. Initiative 200 prohibits racial and gender preferences in public-works hiring, but federal affirmative-action laws continue. So megaprojects such as the…

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