• Sacramento shouldn't bail out unions

    12 days ago - By Bésame

    A provision slipped into the state budget would force taxpayers to subsidize union dues, handing California's politically powerful unions an unprecedented handout to shore up their finances.
    Like much of the budget passed on the June 15 deadline to prevent lawmakers' paychecks from being cut off, the details of the new program are still hazy. The Workers Fairness Tax Credit would convert union dues from a tax deduction to a tax credit. The budget says $200 million will be spent to “begin” a program of paying union members for paying union dues.
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