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Alaska governor working quickly to defend public employees’ First Amendment rights

Last year’s Janus v. AFSCME decision by the U.S. Supreme Court freed public employees from being forced to financially support a government union, but the affected states are not fully in compliance with the ruling, and Alaska is working to be the first state to change that....

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L.A. teachers’ union claims endorsement process is ‘democratic,’ only pushes one candidate

The United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union decided to “explore” an endorsement process for Bernie Sanders back in September and is now working to “engage” members on this process before it votes on backing Sanders next week. The union is claiming this is “the most open and democratic process that UTLA has ever engaged in for an endorsement." However, no other candidates will be considered. ...

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Center of the American Experiment wins awards for research and advocacy with nationwide impact

Center of the American Experiment announced its work was recognized with two major awards, highlighting the nationwide impact of its research and advocacy. The awards were presented last week at State Policy Network’s annual gathering of over 150 independent state policy organizations with over 1,300 attendees in Colorado Springs. The Bob Williams Award for Most Influential Research was awarded to the original research report “Doubling down on failure: How a 50% by 2030 renewable energy standard would cost Minnesota $80.2 billion.” The report concluded that a proposed renewable energy mandate would significantly increase the cost of energy and destroy jobs but have no measurable...

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Fangtastic news for teachers: There is still time to get union PAC contribution back

Halloween is just around the corner, and so is the deadline for teachers to request a refund of the forced political action committee (PAC) contribution the union deducts from teachers’ paychecks. The union must receive teachers' PAC refund request forms by Halloween (Oct. 31). ...

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