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Legislative Update: January 14, 2021

Thursday, January 14, 2021

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Rep. Edelson

Dear Neighbors,

First and foremost, I want to assure you of the precautions the Minnesota State Capital will be taking to ensure the safety of all lawmakers and staff in the midst of the political unrest both locally and nationally. My colleagues and I are committed to uphold democracy and continue our work to make sure we fulfill our oath of office and make Minnesota a better place for all. 

Priorities for the 2021 Session 

This week, my colleagues and I in the House, announced our first priorities for the session. We will work to introduce and implement legislation that will provide assistance to Minnesotans impacted by COVID-19, strengthen worker protections, better support people experiencing houselessness, support our education system, and ensure affordable child care is available to those who need it. 


Vaccine Distribution Update 

I’m pleased to report that approximately 153,300 Minnesotans have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including more than 31,100 Hennepin County residents. As you may have heard, the vaccine is being administered in phases, with health care workers and long-term care residents being a priority, followed by essential workers, those 65 or older, and those with underlying health conditions. To stay updated throughout the vaccine distribution process, I would recommend regularly visiting Minnesota’s new Vaccine Data Dashboard.

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