Missouri and Florida became the 23rd and 24th states to take action to ensure fair and open competition in government procurement of construction services. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (R) signed SB 182 into law to ensure controversial project labor agreements cannot be mandated by the government on state, state-assisted and local construction projects. 

In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott (R) enacted HB 599, which ensures that when 50 percent or more of a project’s funding comes from state dollars, a locality cannot impose discriminatory mandates on public construction projects that tip the scales in favor of special interests.