The shift comes amid the ongoing fight over so-called right-to-work policies, according to a new WFPL story. “Until last week,” correspondent Ryland Barton says, “unions (usually anti-right-to-work) were allowed to make donations to candidates and political action committees, while corporations that support right-to-work were barred from doing so.”
Corporations and unions will now be allowed to donate to political action committees, but not directly to candidates. The change came after the Florida non-profit Protect My Check filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court arguing that state law unfairly favored unions. Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove largely sided with the non-profit March 31.