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Childcare provider unionizing bill stalls

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ST. PAUL – An 11-11 tie in the Senate Finance Committee stalled a bill that would allow child care providers and personal care attendants to unionize.

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While there remain several ways the bill could be revived, Monday’s vote was the first rejection in what generally had been partisan debate this legislative session. Democratic Sens. Barb Goodwin of Columbia Heights and Terri Bonoff of Minnetonka joined Republicans in voting against the measure.

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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.
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