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Josh Tilsen, head of the state Mediation Services Bureau, left, explains Tuesday in St. Paul how an election will be held next month to allow daycare providers to unioinize. Also pictured is Gov. Mark Dayton. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Minn. Gov. Mark Dayton's union daycare order finds itself bound for court

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ST. PAUL -- The courts likely will decide whether state-subsidized home daycare providers may join unions.

Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday ordered an election next month to see if the providers want to unionize. Minutes later, Republicans said they would ask a court to prevent the election.


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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.