U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves has ruled that Kentucky’s special interest election law limiting individuals’ contributions to candidates for local school board races is unconstitutional.
The law restricts contributions from individuals to $100 while the union continues to poor hundreds of thousands into the campaign of its chosen candidates. That unfair and unbalanced policy gives teachers’ unions a hugely unfair advantage in controlling those political school board races.
Teachers’ unions take full advantage of it, as well, by doing such things as helping get school board members who favor union policies over children’s education elected. Such mischief might be occurring in Carter County, where union-oriented school board members have approved a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) in construction of a new school.
It’s outrageous that some of these board members stand to personally benefit from their “yes” votes on the PLA. It’s also proper that the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky have filed a lawsuit against the Carter County Board of Education and Kentucky Department of Education
Union allegiance is to unions. Their primary objectives are clear: Soak taxpayers for more pay, more benefits, more rules and more restrictions.
No union should be able to buy board members, legislators or votes. Thank goodness a federal judge finally said “STOP.”