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Members of the Minnesota House debate Sunday whether to allow childcare providers and personal care attendants to join unions. (Don Davis/Forum News Service)

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ST. PAUL -- The keystone of Minnesota Democrats' budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, was headed for final legislative passage while late Sunday a public works bill remained in doubt as time runs out in the 2013 legislative session.

The tax increases are for plugging a $627 million state budget deficit and giving more money to Democratic priorities such as education.

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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.
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