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Gazelka: Senate GOP budget targets will reduce state spending


Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Brainerd, said last week the GOP Senate  budget targets reaffirm the party’s commitment to rein in runaway government spending and lay the foundation for private sector job growth.

Leaders of the Senate Republican Majority Caucus announced their budget targets for their forthcoming proposal to solve the state’s budget deficit.  The overall budget spending level is set at roughly $34 billion for the 2012-13 biennial budget. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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