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June 5, 2009
Viewpoint: Legislature's plan: what people wanted
In 2009, the State Legislature approached the historic budget deficit and economic crisis by looking at each budget cut, each spending option and each revenue raiser as we considered budget options to ensure Minnesota's short and long-term economic recovery. The session ended with...
June 5, 2009 - 3:07pm
February 20, 2009
Bigham on national committee
Rep. Karla Bigham, DFL-Cottage Grove, has been appointed to serve on the national level of the National Conference of State Legislatures Law and Criminal Justice Committee. Bigham also serves as vice-chair of the Public Safety Policy and Oversight Committee and is a member of the...
February 20, 2009 - 7:30am
January 16, 2009
Sieben, Bigham to hold town hall meetings
State Sen. Katie Sieben and Rep. Karla Bigham will host town hall meetings on Saturday, Jan. 31 in St. Paul Park and South St. Paul. Sieben will also host a town hall meeting in Afton on Saturday, Jan. 24. "I urge citizens to attend our town meetings and stay involved in the political...
January 16, 2009 - 10:57am
November 12, 2008
Letter: Bigham ready to get to work
I would like to thank the residents of 57A for re-electing me to the State House of Representatives. It is an honor and a privilege to represent you at the Capitol. I would also like to thank all of the volunteers who worked so hard with me going door-to-door, working at parades...
November 12, 2008 - 12:00am
November 5, 2008
Bigham, McNamara retain House seats
House District 57A Rep. Karla Bigham, DFL-Cottage Grove, and 57B Rep. Denny McNamara, R-Hastings, were both re-elected Tuesday. Bigham beat out Kurt Perkins, of Cottage Grove with 58 percent of the vote, or 11,855 votes. Perkins got 41 percent, or 8,391 votes. McNamara got 57 percent...
November 5, 2008 - 5:13pm
October 29, 2008
Letter: Bigham big on environment
We urge you to carefully consider the environment when you vote on Nov. 4. During the past two years, Karla Bigham, the incumbent running for the Minnesota House of Representatives, District 57A, has supported the nation-leading environmental policies that Minnesota enacted.
October 29, 2008 - 10:00am
October 23, 2008
57A Candidates differ on job creation, transit
Many people complain about what goes on in government, but few do anything about it. Cottage Grove resident Kurt Perkins, who has never held a political office, said he decided he'd be one of the few. In short, a grievance over taxes motivated the Republican-endorsed candidate to...
October 23, 2008 - 7:00am
October 15, 2008
Letter: Bigham funds schools
Nov. 4 presents us with the opportunity to support a candidate who knows the importance of quality education in Minnesota. That candidate is Rep. Karla Bigham. Her record on education is impressive: she supported much-needed funding increases that will help schools provide quality...
October 15, 2008 - 7:00am
October 9, 2008
Letter: Government: Enough!
I was a bit amazed at the recent letter saying that Kurt Perkins was wrong for District 57A. The letter writer espoused the virtues of Karla Bigham who believes that bigger and bigger government is the answer to all problems.
October 9, 2008 - 7:50am
October 8, 2008
Letter: Proud of Bigham
Rep. Karla Bigham established herself as a strong community supporter during her freshman term. The challenges were often huge, yet her tenacious and aggressive "can do" attitude and strong teamwork ethic resulted in a legislative record for which we can be proud. Karla openly challenged...
October 8, 2008 - 10:00am
Viewpoint: Minnesota must keep moving forward
It has been an honor to serve the residents of House District 57A at the Capitol for the past two years. I am pleased with the progress the Legislature made solving the challenges facing Minnesota. We balanced the state's budget by working across party lines and with the governor...
October 8, 2008 - 7:54am
October 1, 2008
Letter: Bigham serves veterans
As the DFL Chair of Senate District 57, every one knows that I support the re-election of Karla Bigham for House of Representatives for 57A. However as a Vietnam-era veteran of the U.S. Navy, I am even more proud to tell of the work she has done for Veterans. Karla proudly serves...
October 1, 2008 - 10:00am
September 24, 2008
Letter: Perkins has some homework
When I read the "Do Your Homework" letter (published Sept. 10 in the Bulletin) the first thing I thought of was the conversation I had with Kurt Perkins when he stopped by my home to introduce himself a few months ago. He had asked me if I had any topics on my mind. I had just been...
September 24, 2008 - 10:00am
May 28, 2008
Viewpoint: Minnesota moving in a new direction
The 2008 Legislative Session is adjourned after many months of dedicated work. The session was completed on time with a balanced budget that delivered fiscally responsible legislation on education, health care and property tax relief while closing a billion dollar budget gap without...
May 28, 2008 - 8:41am
Post-session satisfaction tempered by economic uncertainty
Area legislators called the session that ended last week productive and historic, but they admitted they're a little hesitant about what lies ahead for the state's budget. To solve a $935 million projected budget shortfall, legislative leaders and the governor agreed to a budget...
May 28, 2008 - 7:59am