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Gazelka seeks way to prevent future shutdowns


Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Brainerd, doesn’t want to see another government shutdown. In an effort to prevent such closures, he announced Thursday he’ll author a bill calling for a constitutional amendment stating that if budget bills aren’t passed by July 1 funding levels will revert back to the present budget until a resolution is reached.

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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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