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.
Residents of two Minnesota Veterans Homes would receive a raise in their personal needs allowance for the first time since 1997 thanks to legislation Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) will be introducing in the 2020 Legislative Session.
Several new provisions benefiting Minnesota’s hemp industry moved forward in 2019 thanks to Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove). Three provisions carried by Senator Bigham were included in legislation passed in the Special Session to strengthen transparency, update the regulatory framework, and support this burgeoning industry for Minnesota.
With an upcoming special session needed to finish a 2-year state budget, Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove), announced her plan to refuse per diem pay for work during the special session.
In response to the abrupt closing of Argosy University, the Senate unanimously passed H.F. 2849 today. State Senator Karla Bigham offers the following statement.
Today, the Minnesota Senate voted to eliminate a defense that prevents people who rape a spouse or domestic partner from being prosecuted for criminal sexual conduct. The legislation, HF 15, was co-authored by Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) and passed with unanimous support.