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Kan. House panel endorses
union fundraising bill

Associated Press, by John Hanna and John Giffen

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Posted By:wildcat1, 1/25/2013 6:18:21 PM

TOPEKA — A Kansas House committee has endorsed legislation to restrict political fundraising by public employee unions. The measure would prohibit groups representing teachers and government workers from automatically deducting money from members´ paychecks to finance political activities. Public employees still could contribute to public labor organizations, but would have to submit a payment instead of having the amount deducted straight from a paycheck.

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Kansas moving ahead again. Our local Dim representative against it of course.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Penney, 1/25/2013 6:21:11 PM     (No. 9139491)

BRAVO!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/26/2013 1:18:55 AM     (No. 9139933)

Hahahahahaha! The union thinks not forcing peeps to automatically pay political donations limits their 1st amendment rights? Paleeze.

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