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Rep. Brita Sailer, DFL-Park Rapids, discusses federal economic stimulus spending in the Park Rapids area a week ago in Bemidji with U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Jim Oberstar, DFL-8th District. Pioneer Photo/ Brad Swenson

Sailer passes bills in low-budget session

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Given the state budget situation this past session, Rep. Brita Sailer says she didn't author a lot of bills. And those she did were targeted to help individuals, businesses or local governments.

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"This year, knowing what we had to deal with primarily being the budget deficit, I didn't see a great deal of point in putting in all sorts of bills to spend money we didn't have," Sailer, DFL-Park Rapids, said in a recent interview.

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