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AGO Opinions with Topic: PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS FOR VOLUNTARY POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
AGO 1978 No. 28 >  October 26, 1978
EMPLOYEES - STATE - SALARY - PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS FOR VOLUNTARY POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
EMPLOYEES ‑- STATE ‑- SALARY ‑- PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS FOR VOLUNTARY POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS (1) There is, at present, no state statutory authority whereby a state employee may cause portions of his or her salary or wages to be withheld, through a payroll deduction system, for the specified purpose of making voluntary political contributions to a labor union or other employee organization.   (2) Nothing contained in the Federal Elections Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, either authorizes or requires a state to provide for a system of payroll deductions in order to facilitate voluntary political contributions by state employees.
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