The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 7, 2011
'Paycheck protection' initiative backers collect 900,000 signatures

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This just in from Torey Van Oot on our sister blog, Capitol Alert:

Proponents of an initiative to prohibit unions from automatically deducting dues from members' paychecks for political purposes without permission say they've collected more than 900,000 voter signatures in hopes of placing the measure on next year's ballot.

The so-called "pay-check protection" measure would also limit contributions to candidate-controlled committees by corporations, labor unions and contractors that receive government contracts.

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PHOTO: A man solicits petition signatures on K Street in Sacramento. (Sacramento Bee 2007 file photo / Brian Baer).

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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