Another Step Forward for Paycheck Protection

This morning, the Senate State Government Committee advanced Senate Bill 1034 to the floor. We applaud the Committee’s determination to make all levels of Pennsylvania government fairer and empower public employees to hold their union leaders more accountable in how they spend workers’ money on political activity.

That both House and Senate committees have acted on paycheck protection legislation this week shows there is a real desire to stop the use of public resources for political purposes. The momentum on this good government reform should encourage taxpayers and public employees who’ve long been forced to subsidize partisan political activity.

A big thanks to Chairman Lloyd Smucker and the Committee members who voted ‘YEA’ on paycheck protection—an important step that clears a path for a full Senate vote.

Please join me in thanking those Senators who stood with taxpayers and teachers!  You can click here to send them all a note of encouragement. Click on a Senator’s name below to send a Tweet of thanks.

Sen. Lloyd Smucker, chair YEA Sen. Matt Smith, chair NAY
Sen. Mike Brubaker YEA Sen. Andrew Dinniman NAY
Sen. Jake Corman YEA Sen. Anthony Williams NAY
Sen. Mike Folmer YEA Sen. John Yudichak NAY
Sen. Chuck McIlhinney YEA
Sen. Joe Scarnati YEA
Sen. Don White YEA