Paul D. Craney

Board Member & Spokesman, Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance

Stories by Paul D. Craney

Some things are worth protecting

Some things are worth protecting

Forcing disclosure of political donor identity violates First Amendment

FREEDOM OF SPEECH and association, our most fundamental American rights, are perpetually under attack from powerful politicians, bureaucrats, unions, and far-left interest groups. They use campaign finance law as a weapon. Silencing the opposition is easier than debating important policy publicly. Here in Massachusetts, these groups are working to silence and stomp out groups such(...)

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The great union loophole

The great union loophole

Labor can donate to pols, but not businesses

NEWLY SEATED SUPREME COURT JUSTICE Neil Gorsuch once wrote, “There is something distinct, different, and more problematic afoot when the government selectively infringes on a fundamental right.” The Massachusetts union loophole, upheld last week in Superior Court, does just that. The union loophole allows unions to contribute up to $15,000 to state candidates, while limiting(...)

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