Yesterday, the Senate State Government Committee passed paycheck protection legislation, which would prevent taxpayer resources from being used to collect money earmarked for political activity. SB 166 and constitutional amendment SB 167 now move to the full Senate for consideration.
Government union leaders regularly use publicly-funded payroll systems to collect both political union dues and Political Action Committee (PAC) contributions. How much political money? $96 million since 2007, according to our detailed look at campaign finance reports and government union financial disclosures.
See the chart below for a detailed breakdown.