Two Gazelka Bills Pass
Two bills authored by State Senator Paul Gazelka of Brainerd have passed off the Senate floor. One would change the length of time a person needs to have established residency in Minnesota before they are eligible to begin collecting public assistance welfare from the state.
The bill would change the residency requirement to receive Minnesota Family Investment Program and General Assistance from 30 days to 60 days.
The other bill dubbed the Freedom to Hunt and Fish Act of 2012 would make provisions for hunters and fishermen to be able to buy their licenses in the event of a government shutdown.