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Legislative Update: January 26, 2021

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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Rep. Edelson

Dear Neighbors,

I want to extend an invitation to you for a conversation in coordination with the League of Women Voters of Edina and LWV of Bloomington.

Join us for the first town hall of the 2021 Legislative Session in District 49. Please RSVP at the link here, and submit a question to be asked during the event. We will send out the Zoom link the day before. You can join on Zoom or watch it on my Facebook page live-streamed.

I am excited and looking forward to your engagement.

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Strengthening Our Democracy Through Legislation

Proud to announce that last week, House legislators introduced House File 9, chief authored by Representative Greenman, aiming to build a strong, inclusive democracy that will:

  • Prohibit intimidating and harassing voters or elections officials and using deceptive practices to disenfranchise voters.
  • Ensure state and local elections officials can access the critical federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funds they need for election security and infrastructure.
  • Establish automatic voter registration, allows 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote, and restores the right to vote for Minnesotans who are on probation or parole.
  • Takes steps to increase transparency and unveil who is spending money to influence our elections,modernizes the Political Contribution Refund (PCR) program, replacing it with Democracy Dollars coupons that are available to all registered Minnesota voters.
  • Improve Minnesota’s redistricting process. It sets fair criteria for lawmakers to follow when drawing and evaluating maps and creates a public process to solicit Minnesotans’ input, make redistricting data available to the public, and provide advance notice of maps and hearings.

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Due North Education Plan

Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced the Due North Education Plan, a sweeping agenda for the future of education in Minnesota. Developed from a robust engagement effort with educators, school leaders, students, and families across the state, the Due North Education Plan is centered on ensuring every child in Minnesota receives a high-quality education, no matter their race or zip code. You can watch the announcement on the Governor’s YouTube page.

Walz Plan


On Governor Walz's COVID-19 Recovery Budget

Minnesotans across the state were hit by this unfortunate pandemic in different ways, and as lawmakers, it is our job to support our workforce, students and small businesses to emerge from this crisis stronger than they were before. 

I look forward to partnering with Governor Walz to introduce legislation that will confront the challenges faced by Minnesotans and invest in the future of our state, while protecting the well-being and livelihood of our district.

Read more about the budget details here. 


Keep in Touch

Please continue to contact me anytime at or 651-296-4363 with your input or questions. You’re welcome also to follow me or ‘like’ my official Facebook page for additional updates.

Thank you for the honor of representing our Edina residents and families in the Minnesota House!


Heather Edelson

State Representative