In Midwest, GOP shrinks from union battles
Published 04/06/2012, The Dickinson Press
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Fifteen months after taking control of Minnesota's Legislature, Republicans have put a gay marriage ban on this November's ballot, moved to expand gun rights and cast dozens of votes to cut state spending. But there's one issue where they failed to get traction: watering down the strength of organized labor with a right-to-work law.Word count: 796
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