Photos: Daycare debate likely in early morning hours
May 19, 2013 — 8:20pm
Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake and Senate Majority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, passed out water and fruit snacks to daycare providers against the daycare unionization bill outside the House Chamber.
GOP Minority Leader Kurt Daudt, right, was unhappy that members hadn't yet had a chance to read the budget bills coming out of conference committees that were scheduled to be voted on the same day and wanted to know from DFL House Speaker Paul Thissen when they would be available.
Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley was joined by his three young sons for dinner and a visit to the House floor.
Carri Speikers from Jordan, made a sign urging legislators to vote no on a bill on unionization of at-home daycare workers.
During a short House recess Rep. Pat Garofalo and Minority Leader Kurt Daudt got toy elephant gifts from the Senate.
Rep. Tara Mack, R-Apple Valley, wrote a letter to Gov. Mark Dayton Tuesday calling on him to halt an election that began Monday in which independent childcare providers are deciding whether to form a union.
Rep. John Kline, Republican serving his final year in Congress after 14 years, criticized the Obama Administration's handling of foreign military crises, elaborated on his recent presidential endorsement of Sen. Marco Rubio and visibly worried over the state of the Minnesota Republican Party and its chances of retaining his seat in the Republican fold.