A committee hearing is going on today in Topeka on a bill that would stop teachers, union members and other public employees from engaging in political speech, according to a newsletter from the Kansas National Education Association.
The hearing on House Bill 2023 started at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee.
The bill would stop automatic deductions for political contributions or expenses. It also would stop a union or professional association such as the KNEA from discussing political or electoral issues within their association. Teachers point out that they would be stopped from supporting bond elections for better schools, among other actions.