Paycheck Protection Advances in the Senate

Teachers and government workers are one step closer to getting their voices back. Yesterday, members of the Senate State Government Committee passed a constitutional amendment version of paycheck protection. SB 500, sponsored by Sen. Scott Wagner, would end the use of taxpayer-funded resources to collect government union political money.

As a constitutional amendment, SB 500 requires passage in two consecutive legislative sessions and approval by voters. The bill is scheduled to be considered today by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

The committee tabled discussion of SB 501, a statutory version of paycheck protection sponsored by Sen. John Eichelberger.

These are critical first steps for reform in 2015, and we commend the bold champions in the House and Senate for making taxpayers their priority.

To learn more about paycheck protection and the need to give teachers like Mary a voice, check out our paycheck protection toolkit.

You can also send a message to your legislators in support of paycheck protection.