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A hearing today at the US Supreme Court focused on a case brought by a state worker from Springfield. Janus vs. AFSCME is about union representation of government employees who then have to pay fees or dues. Mark Janus says that he has a free speech right to not make contributions or fair share dues. Because as his side argues, everything a union does is a form of political speech. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan was at the hearing and afterword says the mission of groups behind Janus are clear.

Governor Bruce Rauner, also in attendance at the court says on Twitter that he stands with Janus and others.

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