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GOP: new state contract with union workers may include same-sex benefits

Republicans say the Dayton administration is on the verge of including benefits for same-sex partners in a new contract with the largest state employee union. Some in the GOP say they've been shut out of the contract negotiations and are rankled that such a divisive social issue is part of the talks.
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Republicans say the Dayton administration is on the verge of including benefits for same-sex partners in a new contract with the largest state employee union. Some in the GOP say they've been shut out of the contract negotiations and are rankled that such a divisive social issue is part of the talks.

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