Correctional Officers Bill of Rights Heard in Judiciary Committee

A bill to give county correctional officers the same rights during disciplinary hearings as local peace officers was heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday. The bill, SF 1413, is chief authored by Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) to ensure correctional officers can have all of the information they need to defend themselves during the disciplinary process.

Supporting Minnesota’s Hemp Industry

Minnesota’s hemp producers would be able to sell their products to the state’s medical cannabis industry thanks to bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove), providing increased economic opportunity for this growing industry.

Senator Karla Bigham: 2019 Legislative Session Moves Forward

The first month of the 2019 Legislative Session is now over. My colleagues and I are hard at work introducing legislation and holding committee hearings, moving legislation through the process. Our biggest priority in 2019 is crafting a budget that will fund essential state services and priorities over the next two years.