NEW YORK — Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell was expected to sign an executive order Thursday evening establishing an “Anti-Sweatshop Procurement Policy” for all apparel and other uniforms bought by the state.

The order mandates that the state will only buy apparel — as well as laundry services — from vendors that pay the legal minimum wage in the country where they are located or a rate of pay that’s at least the equivalent of the country’s poverty threshold. It also requires the state to publicly disclose the names and addresses of all apparel and laundry contractors with which it does business.

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