39 Messages

  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
June 7, 2024 at 1:16 PM

Take a Kid Fishing Weekend!

Hello,   This weekend is a great chance to get your kids out on the water and teach them about a shared Minnesota tradition – fishing! Starting today through Sunday, Minnesota is hosting “Take a Kid Fishing Weekend.” Minnesota adults with…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
May 24, 2024 at 7:54 PM

Democrats Undermined Democracy in Final Hours of Session

Hello,   In the final hour of session, Democrats committed an appalling abuse of power. They rammed a 1,400-page bill through both the House and Senate in under 30 minutes, completely ignoring Republicans as we called for the rules of the…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
May 17, 2024 at 3:18 PM

End of Session In Sight

Hello,   We are nearing the constitutionally mandated end date for the Legislative Session. The Legislature must finish its work by Sunday at midnight, but we have a lot left to do!  Responding to the “Tyler Settlement”  Before the en…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
May 10, 2024 at 11:23 PM

Democrats Push Gun Control, Saying Goodbye to our State Flag, and Religious Exemption Win!

Hello,   Gun Control  On Thursday, Senate Democrats passed a hotly contested gun control bill despite extreme opposition from Republicans. While we had bipartisan agreement to increase penalties on someone illegally buying a gun for fel…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
May 6, 2024 at 1:09 PM

Honoring Sen. Tomassoni and Protecting Minnesota Tax Dollars

Hello,   On Wednesday, the Senate unanimously supported a bill to honor Sen. Tomassoni by renaming part of Hwy 169, from Marble to Mountain Iron, the “Senator David J. Tomassoni Memorial Cross Range Expressway.” Senator Tomassoni left a gr…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
April 26, 2024 at 3:34 PM

Democrat Senator Charged with Felony Burglary

Hello,   On Monday, Senator Nicole Mitchell (D-Woodbury) was arrested and charged in Becker County for felony burglary. Detroit Lakes Police found Mitchell, fleeing back to her stepmother's basement at 4:45 am where she had entered through…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
April 19, 2024 at 3:24 PM

Permitting Reform - Passed 4/18/24

Hello,   On Thursday, the Minnesota Senate passed the Minnesota Energy Infrastructure Permitting Act, which reforms the permitting process in Minnesota’s electric energy sector. These improvements are expected to cut an average of one year…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
April 5, 2024 at 5:38 PM

Democrats want to offer unemployment benefits to illegal immigrants

Hello,   Since taking complete control of state government, Democrats have done everything they can to make Minnesota an even more attractive destination to illegal immigrants.    Last year, they provided driver’s licenses to illegal alien…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
April 1, 2024 at 1:17 AM

Happy Easter!

Hello,   Wishing you a blessed Easter from my family to yours! He is risen!     Sincerely, Justin D. Eichorn Minnesota Senate, District 6   …
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
March 22, 2024 at 4:21 PM

Repairing the damage last year’s budget did to schools

Hello,   Despite an additional $2.2 billion in education funding last year, school districts across Minnesota are facing crippling budget shortfalls. Why? Because Democrats also imposed over 60 heavy new mandates on schools. This week, Sen…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
March 15, 2024 at 8:20 PM

SRO repair is done!

Hello,   On Thursday, I voted to repair the damage done by the misguided school resource officer law Democrats passed last year.  In 2023, the Democrat majority rammed through a law that prevented SROs from doing their jobs, without consul…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
March 7, 2024 at 6:29 PM

Good luck Grand Rapids Thunderhawks!

Hello,   How pumped are we that Grand Rapids is back in the state hockey tournament for the first time since 2017?! You probably already know this, but Grand Rapids – the only northern Minnesota team in the tournament this year – plays Whi…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
March 1, 2024 at 9:59 PM

Repaying Sheriffs for Ice Rescues

Hello,   We hear about ice rescues pretty regularly in northern Minnesota every winter, but did you know that local law enforcement has to foot the bill for those rescues? The federal government reimburses local sheriffs for open-water res…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
February 23, 2024 at 5:28 PM

Democrats pass another tax increase

Hello,   The Senate took important action on Thursday to begin the process of fixing mistakes that Democrats made during last years rushed, chaotic session.    To begin with, last year’s tax bill included a number of errors that would caus…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
February 16, 2024 at 3:41 PM

A simple fix for the SRO issue

Hello,   Friends and neighbors,   Let’s talk a little bit about what you can expect to see from your legislature during this 2024 legislative session.   This isn’t a budget year, and there isn’t much money left in the state’s accounts beca…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
October 18, 2023 at 6:58 PM

Why I voted against the proposed cannabis facility

Hello,   The Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board recently voted 5-3 to approve state funding for a cannabis grow facility near Grand Rapids. I was one of the three who voted no.    A few weeks ago, Rep. Davis and I asked for your…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
October 12, 2023 at 2:27 PM

Emerald Ash Borer found in Cass County; virtual meeting to be held in November

Hello,   The Minnesota Department of Agriculture announced that Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been found in a cluster of trees near Remer, in Cass County. An Agriculture Department employee spotted signs of EAB in the trees and was able to l…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
September 13, 2023 at 10:24 PM

I want your feedback on the proposed Grand Rapids grow facility!

Hello,   By now, many of you are aware of the project that proposes to build a grow facility for recreational cannabis just outside Grand Rapids. This would be the first such facility in our state since Minnesota legalized adult-use cannab…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
September 8, 2023 at 2:01 PM

Don’t throw away that mail from Montana!

Hello,   If you get a letter from an address in Montana, do not throw it out. That’s your $260 rebate check!   Why is it coming from Montana? Because rather than use the resources at our own Department of Revenue, Gov. Walz farmed out the …
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
August 16, 2023 at 4:01 PM

Emergency aid flowing to nursing homes!

Hello,   The emergency nursing home assistance that Republicans secured at the end of session is finally being distributed to facilities throughout the state.    Nursing homes across Minnesota are in desperate circumstances. Around 50 nurs…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
July 24, 2023 at 3:50 PM

Congratulations to the Bordwell Farm in Deerwood!

Friends and neighbors,   Minnesota has a long tradition of agriculture that is vital to our economy. What makes our ag community special is that there are so many multigenerational f…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
July 4, 2023 at 1:36 PM

Happy 4th of July!

Hello, Happy Independence Day! I hope you have a great time celebrating with your loved ones, and remember to stay safe.   We should also express our gratitude to the brave individua…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
May 26, 2023 at 5:45 PM

Emergency nursing home funding is a small victory in a session of tax hikes

Hello,   The 2023 legislative session is finally over. It was a great session if you are a liberal-leaning nonprofit, a Democrat donor, or otherwise an activist group or ally of the new Democrat state government trifecta.   For everyone el…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
May 19, 2023 at 6:31 PM

Democrats promise gas tax increase in final days of session

Hello,   Quick update this week as we are entering the final days of session.   WHERE THINGS STAND   We still have several budget bills left to complete before we are required to adjourn on Monday night at midnight. Democrats are running a…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
May 15, 2023 at 5:35 PM

Democrat Public Safety Bill: a ‘Get Out of Jail Free” card for criminals

Hello, On Friday the Senate approved a new plan for public safety spending. We've been calling the Democrats’ public safety agenda the 'Get out of jail free' plan because it will let thousands of criminals out of …
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
May 12, 2023 at 7:31 PM

Take a mom fishing for Mother’s Day!

Hello,   Friends and neighbors,   There is a lot of activity happening at the capitol right now. Democrats dropped two controversial gun control provisions into their public safety bill, and we are still working on a potential bonding bill…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
May 5, 2023 at 4:02 PM

Senate Democrats break promise on tax relief

Hello,   On May 2, the Senate Democrats passed their tax bill, and it's a complete disaster. Despite their campaign promises, their tax bill failed to provide any real relief to Minnesotans.   On the campaign trail, a number of Democrats p…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
April 28, 2023 at 7:21 PM

Schools will lose money under DFL budget

Hello,   Friends and neighbors,   Education is an issue that both political parties care about, but the way each party approaches the issue is sharply different. When Republicans were in charge, we put a ton of money into schools, and we w…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
April 21, 2023 at 4:14 PM

Senate GOP exposes nearly $10 billion in tax hikes from Democrats during Truth in Taxation event

Hello,   Friends and neighbors,   We did the math, and we uncovered almost $10 BILLION in tax increases in the Democrat budget. Raising taxes at all is ludicrous, but doing it with a $17.5 billion surplus is an outrageous, tone-deaf, and s…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
April 14, 2023 at 4:05 PM

Democrats’ public safety plan could release 90% of Minnesota inmates from prison

Hello,   Friends and neighbors,   Later today, we expect Senate Democrats will pass their Public Safety budget. The priorities I hear about from constituents usually focus on supporting law enforcement and cracking down on criminals. Unfor…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
April 6, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Happy Easter!

Hello,   Easter is a time of hope, as we look forward to the promise of new beginnings and fresh starts. Whatever challenges we may face, let us approach them with the same courage and determination that Jesus showed on the cross. Wishing …
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
March 31, 2023 at 7:03 PM

Forget the surplus, Democrats still want tax increases

Hello, Democrats started to unveil their various budget bills by subject area this week. We knew this was coming, but they are loaded with tax increases – even more than we expected.   By now I am sure you know th…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
March 24, 2023 at 3:54 PM

Gun Control and Reckless Spending

Hello,   Friends and neighbors,   On Thursday we had a marathon hearing in the Judiciary Committee, where we reviewed a series of gun control measures pushed by Senate Democrats.   * Senate File 1116 is their universal background check bil…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
March 17, 2023 at 6:45 PM

Tax Relief for Seniors Before Bonding. Period.

Hello, Friends and neighbors,   This week, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger announced 10 additional indictments against individuals engaged in fraud in the massive Feeding our Future scheme. Luger did not provide an addit…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
March 10, 2023 at 5:52 PM

Continuing the Fight Against Crime and the Tax on Social Security

Hello, Friends and neighbors,   It is no secret that efforts to defund, demean, and disrespect our police have led to a rise in violent crime and made our communities less safe. This is an issue I have been hearin…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
March 3, 2023 at 5:43 PM

Republican Plan to Return Surplus

Hello, Friends and neighbors,   We already knew Minnesota takes way, way more than it needs from Minnesotans. This week we got additional confirmation of that fact when the office of Management and Budget (MMB) re…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
February 24, 2023 at 10:04 PM

Creating a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary in Itasca County

Hello, Friends and neighbors –    This week, the Itasca County Board voted unanimously to support a resolution enshrining the county as a Dedicated Second Amendment County, affirming residents’ Second Amendment ri…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
February 17, 2023 at 5:11 PM

Guns, Lawnmowers, and Zambonis Under Attack

Hello,   Friends and neighbors –   This week Democrats introduced one of the most extreme gun bills we have ever seen. We had a feeling this was coming because the House has already been working on a bunch of gun control bills, including b…
  Office of Sen. Eichorn · [email protected]
February 10, 2023 at 5:13 PM

Minnesota Kills Another Business

Hello, Minnesota kills another business   We had a double whammy of bad news for the northland this week. First, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled against Huber Engineered Woods and their proposed $440 million …