Thanks to your voices, yesterday afternoon the state Senate suddenly voted on an aspect of “paycheck protection.” Senator Scott Wagner proposed an amendment yesterday that would end the taxpayer-funded collection of union political money in school districts.
This was the first full floor vote in the movement for paycheck protection and 20 bold senators stood up to powerful special interests to proclaim that taxpayer resources should never be used for politics.
|Richard Alloway||John Gordner||Elder Vogel|
|David Argall||Scott Hutchinson||Randy Vulakovich|
|Lisa Baker||Dominic Pileggi||Scott Wagner|
|Mike Brubaker||Robert Robbins||Kim Ward|
|Jake Corman||Joseph Scarnati||Donald White|
|John Eichelberger||Lloyd Smucker||Gene Yaw|
|Mike Folmer||Patricia Vance|
Thank you, senators!
While the amendment fell short, this is just a disappointment—not a setback—for the movement for ending the taxpayer-funded collection of union political money. Today was the last voting day before the election, but legislators can return to the Capitol until November 30 to take care of unfinished business.
Clearly, work remains to convince some lawmakers to support a position held by 79 percent of voters—and 72% of union members—that union leaders, not government, should collect political money and campaign contributions, so continue to make your voice heard to your lawmakers.
The full vote count is below.
|Alloway, Richard L. (R)||Yes||Gordner, John R. (R)||Yes||Stack, Michael J. (D)||No|
|Argall, David G. (R)||Yes||Greenleaf, Stewart (R)||No||Tartaglione, Christine (D)||No|
|Baker, Lisa (R)||Yes||Hughes, Vincent J. (D)||No||Teplitz, Rob (D)||No|
|Blake, John P. (D)||No||Hutchinson, Scott (R)||Yes||Tomlinson, Robert (R)||No|
|Boscola, Lisa M. (D)||No||Kasunic, Richard A (D)||No||Vance, Patricia H. (R)||Yes|
|Brewster, James R. (D)||No||Kitchen, Shirley (D)||No||Vogel, Elder A. (R)||Yes|
|Browne, Patrick M. (R)||No||Leach, Daylin (D)||No||Vulakovich, Randy (R)||Yes|
|Brubaker, Mike (R)||Yes||McIlhinney, Charles (R)||Absent||Wagner, Scott (R)||Yes|
|Corman, Jake (R)||Yes||Mensch, Bob (R)||No||Ward, Kim L. (R)||Yes|
|Costa, Jay (D)||No||Pileggi, Dominic (R)||Yes||Washington, LeAnna (D)||Absent|
|Dinniman, Andrew (D)||No||Rafferty, John C. (R)||No||White, Donald C. (R)||Yes|
|Eichelberger, John (R)||Yes||Robbins, Robert (R)||Yes||Wiley, Sean (D)||No|
|Erickson, Edwin B. (R)||No||Scarnati, Joseph (R)||Yes||Williams, Anthony (D)||No|
|Farnese, Lawrence (D)||No||Schwank, Judith (D)||No||Wozniak, John N. (D)||No|
|Ferlo, Jim (D)||No||Smith, Matt (D)||No||Yaw, Gene (R)||Yes|
|Folmer, Mike (R)||Yes||Smucker, Lloyd K. (R)||Yes||Yudichak, John T. (D)||No|
|Fontana, Wayne D. (D)||No||Solobay, Timothy J. (D)||No|