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St. Paul, MN—House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, issued the following statement following a landslide defeat of a proposed union for childcare providers. Ballots were due on Monday, and were tallied Tuesday morning. The election came following controversial legislation passed by Democrats in 2013 and signed into law by Governor Dayton that aimed to unionize independent childcare providers. Providers voted 1014-392 against forming a union.
"Today's resounding defeat is a victory for providers and parents alike. Governor Dayton tried and failed to rig an election that would have increased childcare costs for hardworking parents and caused headaches for independent providers. Democrats have been out of touch on this issue and seem to care more about increasing union dues that help fund their campaigns than about reducing the cost of childcare for Minnesota families. House Republicans will continue to stand with families in resisting Governor Dayton's attempts to raise the cost of childcare in Minnesota."
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