For many years, Democrat led legislatures have forced taxpayers to pick up the tab when state employees and education workers have dues automatically deducted from their paycheck and sent to their unions. Those deductions go to union PACs and organizations to fund political activities. The cost of providing this service is a whopping $2,500,000 a year–all of it paid for with your tax dollars. THIS MUST BE STOPPED!!
Unions are targeting House Republicans claiming it’s eliminating this political payroll deduction is going to take away their freedom of speech. THIS IS NOT TRUE. State employees and education workers will still be 100% free to contribute to these groups, and the groups will still be 100% free to lobby legislators. But YOU wouldn’t be forced to pay for it.
The Senate has already passed SB 2, which will stop the state-funded payroll deductions for political activities. It will be up for a vote in the House this week. Make sure your legislator knows you want an end to this abuse of taxpayer money. Make sure House members know that you are watching!