By Jon Coupal, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
California government employee unions spent nearly $100 million in the lead up to the November election to convince voters to approve new taxes and reject a measure that would have barred unions and corporations form using legal bribery — campaign contributions — to influence state lawmakers.
Now, two of these unions — one representing firefighters and one representing teachers — are spending even more money on expensive radio ads to “thank” voters for rejecting Proposition 32, campaign finance reform. Proposition 32 terrified government employee union leaders, who currently tap workers’ paychecks for union dues that can be used, without limit, for political purposes. Continue reading