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Updated: Ohio Union Release Time

Union release time is a subsidy to public-employee unions at the state and local level, but the cost and activities are rarely available for public inspection, or kept track of at all.

Mayor Berke and the unions

By Matt Patterson, timesfreepress.com

Big Labor has supported Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke throughout his political career. Now, he’s paying his union benefactors back — with your money.

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Phoenix Ends Pension Spiking

Most state constitutions contain a little-used provision known as the “gift clause,” which prohibit certain public expenditures to private entities. Unfortunately, only the Goldwater Institute, located in Arizona, is effectively using the gift clause.