I have been wanting to do a post on this for a while. The big losers of the political wars may be the unions. For years the state has limited corporations and their donations. The fed court overturned the federal ban. The Republican legislature did it for the state on US corps.
Now the shoe is on the other foot. The unions could be in for a loooong uphill fight. Many Republican legislators have little love lost for the unions. Specifically the TEA and the SEIU should get ready. It is their turn in the ....barrel of trouble.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars was spent in exclusive attempts to beat Republican legislators. When a point of this was made to the TEA during the election cycle, the union countered by donating to a few Republicans. Of course those Republicans were not in contested races.
Expect legislation to remove the automatic payroll deduction for state employee unions that are politically active. Collective bargaining with the unions could bight the dust. I intend to bring legislation based on a court opinion that unions can be made to get approval to spend political activity funds on a case by case (Race by race) and member by member basis. Other union dreams such as tenure could go away. Also possibly in the works would be a tax on unions similar to the tax put on many businesses. Say $100 per member with the proceeds going to shore up the unemployment trust fund or for "Economic development".