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Minnesota state Rep. Mary Franson of Alexandria says Tuesday, May 14, 2013, that Minnesota child care providers do not want the state to set up votes to join unions. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Legislative Notebook: Minnesota Senate debates PCA, childcare unions

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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Senate on Tuesday was expected to approve legislation allowing child care workers and personal care attendants to join unions.


Supporters say such action would allow them to negotiate better payments from the state.

The House already passed its version of the bill and Gov. Mark Dayton supports it.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.