Senator Karla Bigham

Karla Bigham represents District 54 in the southeast Twin Cities metro, including parts of Dakota and Washington counties. Learn more about Sen. Bigham. Read more news from Sen. Bigham.

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Senator Karla Bigham’s legislation to prevent doxxing of law enforcement passes

The Minnesota Senate passed the compromise Public Safety and Judiciary bill early Wednesday morning. The bipartisan bill included funding for the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Human Rights, and the judicial branch, as well as criminal justice and police accountability reforms. The bill also included legislation, chief authored by Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) that would make doxing a member of law enforcement a misdemeanor.

Senate Republicans remove Refinery Safety language from Jobs Bill

In a meeting of the Senate Finance Committee meeting Monday, Senate Republicans stripped language from the omnibus jobs bill requiring petroleum refineries to employ only skilled and highly trained workers. The removal of the provision comes despite the overwhelming bipartisan support of the amendment on the floor, which was adopted last Friday on a vote of 50 to 17.

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Senator Karla Bigham receives Certificate of Appreciation and Animal Advocate Award

In light of her support and work for Minnesotans with disabilities, Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Minnesota Council on Disability. The Council’s mission is to advise policymakers and advocate for policies and programs in the public and private sectors that advance the rights of Minnesotans with disabilities.