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1st Amendment: It's also for public employees

If there was any doubt about the intent of House Bill 2023, proponents made it clear on Wednesday.
“I need this bill passed so we can get rid of public sector unions,” Eric Stafford, senior director of government affairs for the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, told the House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee.
It was perhaps the most honest statement in the hearing about a proposal to prohibit professional employee organizations from collecting funds from an employee’s paycheck and using those funds for political purposes, such as donating to candidates, or working for the passage of a bond ...


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