The Minnesota Management and Budget agency released the updated February budget forecast Friday, which projected a positive budget balance of $1.6 billion for Minnesota. The budget outlook is significantly better for this biennium and the next due to an improved U.S. economic outlook bolstered by large federal actions that have emerged since November and were not incorporated in earlier projections.
In recognition of ongoing discrimination against LGBTQI Minnesotans and the need to center gender equity in public policy, Senator Karla Bigham (DFL- Cottage Grove) Senator Ann Johnson Stewart (DFL- Minnetonka), Senator Jen McEwen (DFL- Duluth), Senator Jason Isaacson (DFL- Shoreview), and Senator Foung Hawj (DFL- St. Paul) have introduced legislation (SF 360) to address long-needed changes for Minnesotans in the LGBTQI community.
To address ongoing safety concerns at the St. Paul Park oil refinery, Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) has introduced legislation that would ensure operational safety remains the highest priority for the work at the refinery.
Minnesota would become the latest state to establish legal sports betting thanks to bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) Thursday.
Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) and Representative Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) will be holding a press conference to discuss legislation they will be sponsoring establishing legal sports betting in Minnesota on Tuesday, January 26 at 10:00 a.m. Currently, 25 states and… Read More »Legislation to be Introduced Establishing Legal Sports Betting in Minnesota
Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) has signed on as a co-author for the K-12 Education Support Bill (S.F.64), introduced Thursday by Senator Chuck Wiger. This legislation will provide additional support to students who have been impacted by COVID-19.