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‘Release Time’ Forces Taxpayers to Pay for Union Work

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‘Release Time’ Forces Taxpayers to Pay for Union Work

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Taxpayers expect their government to spend their tax dollars only on activities that benefit the public. Yet across the country, governments at all levels give away tax dollars to the exclusive benefit of government unions—a clear misuse of the public’s money. This subsidy, known as union release time, has flown under the radar for decades, but states are finally starting to do something about it.