July 21, 2010 at 03:55 PM EDT

After a Pennsylvania representative raised questions about the work permits issued to Kate Gosselin’s sextuplets — for the series Kate Plus 8 — the state’s labor department is defending its decision, the Associated Press reports. Though Rep. Thomas Murt insists the permits are illegal, authorities claim the children are not being unlawfully exploited during the filming process.

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‘Kate Plus 8’ work permit problem

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