Wed, 06 Jan 2010 01:16:59 GMT — A new report says MoDOT didn't discriminate against minority-owned businesses. The Federal Highway Administration says they've found no evidence of discrimination in MoDOT's disadvantaged business enterprise program. The FHA found MoDOT had several safeguards in place to ensure what they called an "unbiased and fair" approach toward minority and women-owned business. The report stems from a lawsuit filed by the NAACP back in September. The group slammed MoDOT over how almost $200 million in federal stimulus money was spent. They complained that only one percent of the money went to minority construction contracts and alleged discrimination. The NAACP says they haven't seen and read the report yet and will look it over. You can read the report below.
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