Calif. Voters Snub Measure To Limit Unions’ Political Spending

Law360, San Diego (November 7, 2012, 10:27 PM EST) -- California voters rejected a measure backed by business interests to rein in how labor unions raise money for state political activities, according to official records Wednesday.

Proposition 32 was defeated 56.1 percent to 43.9 percent, with all precincts reporting as of Wednesday, according to the California secretary of state. The measure aimed to bar unions and corporations from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes and from giving direct contributions to candidates or their campaign committees. However, it would have had a bigger impact on unions because...
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