State moves to end Sudan connections

In a unanimous vote, the House has given final approval to legislation that prohibits the state from doing business with firms that operate in parts of Sudan.

S.B. 170 follows action in Congress in 2007 authorizing state and local governments to prohibit contracts with companies that operate in the African nation’s oil, power, mineral and military sectors.

The bill, approved 160-0, now goes to Gov. Sonny Perdue.

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