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News from Rep. Anna Wills 1-22-2016
I hope you're doing well and enjoying this warmer weather! I’d like to share just a few updates as we enter the second half of January.
Door-to-Door Fraud Alert
I was recently informed of a scam going on in our area that people should be aware of. The Rosemount Police Department has warned our community that there are individuals who are entering homes and accessing computers saying they are from Xcel Energy. The Rosemount Police have confirmed with Xcel that they have no employees in the area performing any such service. If anyone comes to your door and asks for access to your computer, the police advise calling 911 immediately. Here is a link to more information: http://kstp.com/article/stories/S4024647.shtml?cat=12196
Minnesota Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing Legislative Breakfast
On January 13th, I had the privilege of participating in the MICAH Legislative Breakfast to discuss the growing problem of homelessness in Dakota County. Last session, the Homeless Youth Act that I chief authored was passed by the legislature and signed into law. This legislation provided additional funding dedicated to combating youth homelessness through services such as street outreach and transitional housing to put at-risk youth on a path to self-sufficiency and stability. There is still more work to be done, but I would like to thank MICAH for their work.
Dakota County Regional Chamber Let’s Do Lunch
This last Monday, January 18th, I attended the Dakota County Regional Chamber Let’s Do Lunch in Rosemount. Mayor Droste and I updated the group about what’s upcoming in the community and what to look forward to this legislative session, which begins March 8th. It was great seeing everyone and talking about what can be done to strengthen our area’s business community.
MCCL March for Life
Today was Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life’s Annual March for Life. Thousands of people gathered at the Capitol to stand for the rights of the most vulnerable. Strides have been made towards protecting the unborn, including last session’s Born-Alive Infant Act, which ensures infants born alive after an attempted abortion are given full rights by medical professionals and are considered human. My colleagues and I will continue to work towards reforms in protecting the sanctity of life in the upcoming session as well. This cause has become even more meaningful to me and my husband, due to recent developments in our family life.
My husband Rob and I are thrilled to announce a new addition to our family; Baby Wills is expected to arrive next month! We feel so blessed to start growing our family, and look forward to this new adventure. I have been talking to other legislators who have had children during, or close to, the legislative session, and I am very confident that I can manage my responsibilities as a legislator while getting used to my new role as a mommy. Thank you for your support, and I am so happy to get to share this life-changing news with you all!
Have a great weekend!
State Representative, District 57B
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