November 2019

Minority Leader’s View: Yes, students, it’s time for a conversation

I’m proud of the Minnesota Senate’s long history of supporting our state’s youngest leaders. Among other events, the Senate arranges its schedule each year to facilitate the YMCA’s Youth in Government Model Assembly, which encourages students to be active participants in their governance, not bystanders.

Minnesotans Say Yes to Schools

On Tuesday night, Minnesota voters went to the polls to decide bond and levies affecting dozens of school districts. Senator Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood), ranking minority lead on the Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Committee, released the following statement on the results.

Senator Sparks to Advocate for Area Bonding Projects

The Minnesota Senate Capital Investment Committee will stop in Albert Lea and Austin on Tuesday, November 5. As a member of the committee, Senator Dan Sparks (DFL-Austin) will be advocating for these projects as legislators get a firsthand look at area needs.

Picture of Senator Karla Bigham

Supporting Our Veterans in 2020

Supporting Minnesota’s veterans will be a top priority for Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) in the 2020 Legislative Session. As a member of the Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Committee and with the Hastings Veterans Home in the district, Senator Bigham is ready to continue championing the needs of veterans.