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The Supreme Court Deals Blow To Public-Sector Unions

Source: The Business Insider

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The Supreme Court limited the power of unions to compel public-sector employees to pay contributions. But they did not forbid it in a 5-4 decision written by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, according to SCOTUSblog. "This is a substantial obstacle to expanding public employee unions, but it does not gut them," SCOTUSblog's Tom Goldstein wrote. Unions had been concerned the court would strike down laws in 26 states requiring teachers, police officers ...
Full article at: The Business Insider Jun 30 2014, 9:18am CDT


Do You Trust Your State Government?

Source: The Atlantic

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When people around the country are asked whether they trust their state government, how do you think they answer? Where would you guess they might be most distrustful and where least? It turns out, perhaps unsurprisingly, that people in Illinois are least trusting. Only 28 percent of residents in the Land of Lincoln trust their state government “a great deal” or “a fair amount.” Government fares better in Rhode Island and Maine, but not by much. In each of those two states, only two out of fi ...
Full article at: The Atlantic May 12 2014, 2:21pm CDT

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