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July 19, 2004

Layoff veteran aims to put outsourcing ban on Nov. ballot: "So Armstrong wants to take the message to voters. He says he and his group are 70 percent of the way toward collecting the roughly 68,000 signatures needed to get Proposal 139, "Protection of American Workers," onto this year's ballot. They have two weeks left. The initiative would bar state government from hiring temporary foreign workers here on a visa. And only legal residents could perform services for the state — from cleaning the Capitol to processing unemployment claims. Private companies that work with the state could employ foreign workers, but not for work on state contracts."

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