Bipartisan Opposition to ALEC-Inspired Paycheck Deception Proposals

Progress Missouri issued the following statement in response to Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of extreme paycheck deception legislation, SB29: 

“Paycheck deception bills have always been about politics -- not economics -- and we are thrilled Governor Nixon vetoed the dangerous and unfair Paycheck Deception bill, SB29. Missourians don’t support proposals like Paycheck Deception because attacking workers is wrong. 

"During the legislative session, extremist legislators ignored the real problems facing Missouri workers who are struggling to make ends meet, and instead pushed proposals that would further damage to the middle class and reward the CEOs and wealthy corporations who have been shipping Missouri jobs overseas. It's time for legislative leaders to put aside the anti-worker agendas of corporate front groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the Koch Brothers’ Americans for Prosperity, and focus on proposals that will actually put Missourians to work and move our state forward.

"We thank Gov. Nixon for standing up for Missouri’s working families and standing strong against extremists' attacks on workers’ rights.

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