The Pennsylvania Senate, today, Oct. 13, amended SB 501, also known as Mary’s Law which would prevent money being deducted from public employees paychecks for political purposes.
The law grandfathers in existing contracts but prevents deductions from being included in future ones.
The vote sets up final passage which could be as early as tomorrow, according to Matthew Brouillette of Commonwealth Foundation.
The vote was 26-23 for passage of the amendment. Every senator representing Delaware County, shamefully, voted against it including Republicans Tom McGarrigle (R-26) and Dominic Pileggi (R-9), who along with Stewart Greenleaf (R-12) and Robert Tomlinson (R-6) were the only Republicans to do so.
How can one even morally justify taking money against the will of someone to use to promote causes in which he does not believe?
Update: The Senate passed SB 501, today, Oct. 14 by the same 26-23 vote.