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The victim: Rep. Nick Zerwas of Elk River laughs as he holds up two bags of vegetables Friday that replaced his candy stash that had filled his Minnesota House desk drawer. Don Davis | Forum News Service

Capitol Chatter: Unionization measure on track for passage

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ST. PAUL — An effort to allow child care workers and personal care assistants to join unions appears on the verge of a partisan victory.


Republicans oppose the Democrat-written measure, saying self-employed people such as those two groups should not be unionized. Democrats like the concept because, they say, it would allow the workers to negotiate better deals with the state.

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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.