The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

May 31, 2011
Payroll deduction initiative backers now collecting money

From Torey Van Oot over at our cousin blog, Capitol Alert:

Proponents of a proposed initiative to block unions from using automatic payroll dedications for political contributions are collecting cash to fuel their effort to qualify for the 2012 ballot.

Californians Against Special Interests,the committee formed to support the proposal, reported $280,000 in contributions over the weekend, including large checks from the committee for a failed effort to qualify a similar measure for the 2010 ballot, conservative activists and the Lincoln Club of Orange County. The recent contributions bring the committee's total cash raised to $345,000.

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