On Monday morning, Senator Karla Bigham (DFL – Cottage Grove) joined House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler and members of the House DFL caucus to unveil new legislation aimed at supporting local police departments with the recruitment and retention of police officers in Minnesota. Senator Bigham is the author of the companion bill, SF 3316, in the Senate.
Senator Karla Bigham Introduces Legislation to Provide Substance Misuse Awareness & Prevention Instruction in Minnesota Schools
Senator Karla Bigham (DFL – Cottage Grove) introduced SF 3173, which would require schools to provide education on substance misuse and prevention. The bill also instructs schools to include instruction on the role social media plays in the distribution of illegal drugs.
Senator Karla Bigham (DFL – Cottage Grove) introduced SF 3090, which would provide tax relief for Minnesota’s restaurants. Restaurants were able to secure grants through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund that was included in the federal American Rescue Plan Act.
Senator Karla Bigham (DFL – Cottage Grove) and Senator Kent Eken (DFL – Audubon) were appointed as the Senate DFL caucus Minority Whips for the 2022 legislative session. Following the announcement of their appointments, the two Senators released the following statement:
With the announcement of a $7.7B budget surplus, the legislature finds itself in a unique position to focus on supporting working-class and middle-class Minnesotans who have been left behind during the recovery from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
State Senator Karla Bigham and U.S. Congresswoman Angie Craig announce they are hosting a town hall outside the Hastings City Hall. Community advocates and leaders will join them to discuss fentanyl awareness and prevention. All are welcome to join in… Read More »Senator Bigham and U.S. Congresswoman Craig to host a Hastings Town Hall