After the public testimony, the Senate Health and Human Services committee approves the bill that would prevent union dues from coming out of Child Care Assistance Payments.
Senators joust over child care anti-union bill.
Lack of government funding, not union dues are the biggest issue for child care providers says Senator John Marty (DFL-Roseville). Senator Marty also sees a bill blocking union dues payments “premature” since there isn’t even a union yet. Senator Sean Nienow (R-Cambridge) says there are too many unanswered questions about what might happen and that’s why a law should be passed. Senator LInda Higgins likens that to the voter photo ID bill.