Texas Bill Curbing Paycheck PAC Funding Draws Unions' Ire

Law360, Dallas (March 1, 2013, 7:34 PM EST) -- A Texas union group on Thursday formally opposed state legislation that would criminalize the practice of businesses and unions collecting money for political action committees through automatic paycheck deductions, calling it a political attack intended to silence their voices.

H.B. 1980, filed Wednesday by Rep. Tan Parker, R-Plano, would make it a Class A misdemeanor for a corporation or labor organization to accept contributions to political action committees unless the employee or member had made a distinct choice to donate, separate from agreements to pay dues...
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