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.

Supporting the needs of Veterans Home Residents

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.

SD54 Town Hall Meeting

St. Paul, Minn. – Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) and Representative Anne Claflin (DFL-South St. Paul) invite members of the public to attend a town hall meeting on Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 pm. The legislators will be there to take questions and discuss the results of the 2019 Legislative Session, and to hear directly from constituents about their concerns.



Town Hall Meeting



Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 PM



St. Paul Park City Hall

600 Portland Ave

St Paul Park, MN 55071



Senator Karla Bigham

Representative Anne Claflin

Minnesota Hemp Industry Gets a Boost in 2019

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.

Relief on the way for Argosy students

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.