Luther L. Liggett, Jr., attorney, gave opponent testimony to the budget on behalf of the National Electrical Contractors Association, Ohio Conference and Mechanical Contractors Association of Northwestern Ohio, Inc., stating that if passed, “every contract in Ohio would not have to be competitively bid.”


“One idea,” he stated, “called ‘construction reform’ in Statehouse jargon and backed by Republican Gov. John Kasich, would give state agencies, state universities and local governments an option to pick construction managers – or award design-build construction contracts – based on ‘best value.’ That means what’s ‘best’ in public officials’ judgment — not necessarily what’s best in price.”