Senator Karla Bigham (DFL – Cottage Grove) said that two of the bipartisan bills that she co-authored during the 2022 legislative session were signed into law by Governor Tim Walz on Monday
Senator Karla Bigham Says 3M’s Repeated Disregard for The Health and Safety of Cottage Grove Residents is Unacceptable
Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) said today that 3M’s repeated disregard for laws that protect Minnesotans from the dangers of hazardous waste generated at its Cottage Grove facility is unacceptable and said the state should explore increasing penalties for such behavior.
Senator Karla Bigham Praises Bipartisan Cooperation on Hard-Fought Deal to Pay Frontline Workers, Replenish Unemployment Trust Fund
The Minnesota Senate passed a bill Friday afternoon to issue direct payments to Minnesota’s frontline workers and prevent a tax increase on businesses by replenishing the state’s unemployment trust fund. Following the passage of the bill, Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) issued the following statement:
Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen Raises Conflict-of-Interest Concerns in Republican Leader’s Role in Overturning Bipartisan Vote to Protect Minnesota’s Wild Deer Population
Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen (DFL-Edina) raised conflict-of-interest concerns after the Senate Majority Leader abruptly recessed the Senate Wednesday to allow the Republican Majority to meet behind closed doors to discuss overturning a successful bipartisan amendment aimed at fighting the spread of CWD in Minnesota’s wild deer population.
Minnesota Senate Passes Five of Senator Karla Bigham’s Bipartisan Provisions as Part of Public Safety Bill
Senator Karla Bigham (DFL – Cottage Grove) said that five of her provisions to reduce and prevent crime were approved during Senate debate over Public Safety Monday. Following the passage of the bill, Senator Bigham issued the following statement:
Key Legislative Commission Approves Senator Karla Bigham’s Bills To Ease State’s Teacher Shortage, Improve Efforts to Retain Firefighters
Senator Karla Bigham (DFL – Cottage Grove) said today that a key legislative pensions commission has approved two of her bipartisan measures to address the state’s teacher shortage and to help recruit and retain volunteer firefighters in Minnesota.