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Capitol notebook: Committee opposes child care union dues deductions

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ST. PAUL -- Heather Falk successfully pleaded with a Minnesota House committee Tuesday to ban deducting union dues from state child care assistance funds.

"Nothing should come from those low-income families," the Cloquet in-home child care provider said.

The Republican-dominated committee agreed with Falk on a 12-7 party-line vote after nearly two hours of partisan debate. The bill now awaits action in the full House.

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