paycheck protection

Op-Ed: Paycheck protection needed to prevent government payroll from funding partisan political activism

Originally published at Broad + Liberty

Under Pennsylvania law, government agencies are permitted to use taxpayer resources to collect and distribute political campaign money on behalf of public employee unions.

There’s an obvious problem of ethics here since public resources that should be devoted to the public interest have instead been co-opted to advance partisan political activities.

But a proposed “paycheck protection” bill would end this practice by prohibiting school districts, and other public employers, from automatically deducting contributions to political action committees out of employee wages.

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