Paycheck Protection Passes Senate Committee

The Senate State Government Committee today passed paycheck protection, which ends the special privilege that lets government union leaders use public resources to collect money earmarked for politics. 

Since 2007, government union leaders in Pennsylvania have spent more than $95 million on politics—both from members’ mandatory union dues and voluntary campaign contributions—and taxpayers have been forced to help them do it.

SB 166, sponsored by Sen. John Eichelberger, allows government unions to collect and spend political money, but prevents them from using government resources to do so. The Senate committee also passed SB 167, sponsored by Sen. Scott Wagner, which amends the state constitution to include paycheck protection.

By making paycheck protection a priority, lawmakers are showing they are serious about reimagining how Harrisburg works. 

Send a note of thanks to the senators on the State Government Committee that voted 'yes' on this important legislation:

We anticipate the full Senate will act quickly on this critical reform, and we urge the House to do the same. Let your state representative and state senator know that paycheck protection is important to you and should advance to the governor's desk. <>