Photos: Vote Yes! Vote No! echoes through Capitol on daycare unionization
May 18, 2013 — 1:53pm
Vote Yes and Vote No echoed in throughout the Capitol Saturday, May 18, 2013 as legislators were set to debate the childcare unionization bill as Assistant Minority Leader Kelby Woodard, R-Belle Plaine walked through the gauntlet of cheering advocates.
Minority Leader Kurt Daudt paused to greet daycare providers opposed to the bill.
AFSCME Vote Yes advocate chanted outside the House Chamber.
Vote Yes and Vote No echoed in throughout the Capitol Saturday as legislators entered the House Chamber.
Stacks of printed bills and amendments at the start of Saturday's debate. With only 3 days left in the legislative schedule the House was set to debate a list of bills including childcare unionization Saturday, May 18, 2013 On the right DFL staffers Sasha Bergman and Jessica Nyman prepared for the start of the session.
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