Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Tucker Carlson's Latest Announcement Will Definitely Trigger Liberals
Matt Vespa / Townhall Tipsheet

Tucker Carlson is back. In his latest announcement, the former Fox News host said his show is coming back, exclusively broadcasted on Twitter with the help of former staffers. Carlson is opting not to take the $25 million left on his contract with Fox, which would have muzzled him until January 2025 (via NBC News):

Speaking in a nearly three-minute video posted on the platform, Carlson gave few details about the show and offered a familiar criticism of the news media. 

Twitter CEO Elon Musk said that Carlson would be subject to the same "rules & rewards" of all users, including subscription revenue and "Community Notes," the platform's content moderation feature. 

"I also want to be clear that we have not signed a deal of any kind whatsoever," Musk said. [...]

A Fox spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Carlson’s lawyer also did not respond to a request for comment."

DeSantis Signs Law Cracking Down on Teachers Unions
Madeline Leesman  / Townhall Tipsheet 

On Tuesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed a bill into law that prohibits teachers unions from automatically deducting money from public employee's paychecks for union dues.

The bill, H.B. 256, which he described as “paycheck protection,” will require members of a union to write a check to pay their union dues rather than allowing unions to deduct money out of the worker’s paycheck. 

The “Employee Organizations Representing Public Employees” law also requires public-employee unions to annually notify members of union costs. 

“You have this situation with school unions… what they do is they provide authorization forms, blanket authorizations for automatic deduction of dues. So even though a lot of teachers don’t do it, many teachers feel pressure to do it and so what this bill does, it protects them. It says no automatic deductions for school union dues. If you want to join you can, but you can write a check and you hand it over. That is going to lead to more take home pay for teachers because they are not going to have as many deductions in their paychecks,” DeSantis said on Tuesday ahead of the bill signing. Read more, see tweet and video here.

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