Lawmakers need to be cautious as we craft a new two-year budget in the coming months. Budget officials are warning of a possible economic slowdown and market volatility, and we need to take that to heart when planning for the future.
The idea of letting everyone buy in to MinnesotaCare is extremely popular among Republicans, Democrats, and Independents of all ages in every region of our state.
Senator Bigham Participates in Groundbreaking Ceremony for State-of-the-Art Public Safety Facility in Cottage Grove
State government is contributing $9.5 million toward construction costs, which takes enormous pressure off of local property taxpayers to pay for the facility. I look forward to returning to celebrate the HERO Center’s grand opening, touring the facility, and learning about its impact first-hand from our brave police officers, paramedics, and firefighters.
I favor moving in a direction where state lawmakers better equip schools to identify and address warning signs of danger in the student population. To that end, I am working to establish a new state law that requires every school district to create a “threat assessment team” to prevent a crisis from turning into a tragic loss of life.
Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) invites members of the public to attend a town hall meeting on Wednesday, September 12 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Afton City Hall. The focus of the meeting is intended to spotlight specific environmental issues, such as clean drinking water in the East Metro. This is an opportunity to ask questions, make comments, and meet your state senator.
I grew up in a union household – my dad was a Teamster and my mom worked for South Washington County Schools – so I’ve witnessed first-hand the stability and security unions provide to the middle class.