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Governor Says State Will Privatize More Work

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Governor Bill Haslam said he intends to continue privatizing some state government operations.

A contract to have a Chicago-based company manage state office space created controversy. It takes effect July 1 and 126 General Services Department workers will be laid off.

Haslam told the Chattanooga Times Free Press the administration's job is to get the best service for the lowest price.

A Davidson County judge is set to rule on a lawsuit by the Tennessee State Employees Association and individual workers who say the state violated its own requirement to help affected workers find other positions by removing a website that would let them look for state jobs.

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