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Dear Friends,

Welcome to the latest edition of my monthly e-newsletter. As always, I hope you find the news and information below helpful. Please feel free to share this newsletter with anyone you feel may be interested.

My staff and I are available should you have any thoughts or concerns about state government. Please feel free to contact my office at [email protected] or at 517-373-1777.


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Kevin Daley
State Senator
26th District

Prayers and support for Congressman Kildee

I recently sent a heartfelt and personal letter of support to Congressman Dan Kildee after he publicly shared news of his cancer diagnosis. We have served many of the same communities over our years in public service and have become long-time friends and bipartisan colleagues. It is important that we all remember to share compassion where it is needed, and that love must come before the letters that appear after our names. In my letter, I affirmed his strength to recover and assured him that my prayers will be with him every step of the way.

Daley schedules April office hours

I will be holding office hours across the 26th Senate District on Monday, April 17.

I will be available to answer questions and provide information and assistance, as well as take suggestions on issues affecting communities and businesses in the district. Please come for an opportunity to discuss issues important to you!

No appointment is necessary, feel free to drop in!

For more information, visit or call my office at 517-373-1777.

The office hours meetings will take place at the following times and locations on Monday, April 17:

11 a.m.– noon
Farmers Home Tavern
215 W. Saginaw St.

1 – 2 p.m.
Junction Restaurant
4136 Peet Road

3 – 4 p.m.
The BD Bar & Grill
4515 N. Lake Road

Tax relief should be permanent

Michigan’s individual income tax rate will fall to 4.05% — down from the current 4.25% — for the 2023 tax year. While this is a positive step for Michigan taxpayers, it does not go far enough. I believe the tax reduction should be permanent — despite Attorney General Dana Nessel’s recent opinion stating it should be temporary.

Democrats did not want this rate reduction at all. They have tried to rob hardworking families of this tax relief even though the state has a $9 billion surplus on the books. Republicans have fought for this rate reduction so that you can keep more of your hard-earned money.

Former Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers who approved the 2015 law say the income tax trigger was supposed to be permanent. Now Democrats are trying to change the rules because they want higher taxes to pay for corporate welfare and other unsustainable government programs. This fight for long-lasting tax relief is not over. Michiganders deserve to be able to keep more of what they earn.

April is Donate Life Month

On Wednesday, the Michigan Senate adopted Senate Resolution 29, which I sponsored, to recognize April 2023 as National Donate Life Month in Michigan. I rose and spoke to the resolution on the Senate floor, and to urge everyone to become an organ donor and to give the gift of life.

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More than 3,000 people in Michigan are waiting for an organ transplant. Often, the transplant helps save a person’s life.

April is Donate Life Month, and a good time to learn about organ donation. Just one donor can save the lives of eight people and better the lives of even more. Motorists can purchase a Donate Life specialty license plate to support and help promote the need for organ, tissue and eye donors.

The fundraising plates can be ordered online at or at any secretary of state branch office.

Financial Literacy Month

With gas prices on the rise, inflation at a 40-year high and credit card debt reaching a record $930.6 billion, it has never been more important to understand basic economics and how to best manage your personal finances.

April is Financial Literacy Month — a great time for each of us as consumers to learn more about finances and how to improve our personal and household financial stability.

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services offers free educational workshops on a wide range of topics like managing debt, health insurance, auto insurance, and much more. There are even programs designed specifically for teens with information about paying for college and how to keep a money diary. Speakers are available for educational workshops at your location, free of charge. Workshops consist of a 60 to 90-minute live presentation on a variety of topics and can even be tailored to fit your group’s unique interests.

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MSU Science Festival

The MSU Science Festival returns with more than 200 free events for K-12 students and lifelong learners of every age. Events will take place throughout the month of April in person on MSU’s campus, virtually and at locations across the state.

The festival also includes field trips, classroom visits and virtual programs designed for teachers to use as tools in their classrooms. Programs designed for elementary, middle school and high school classrooms are open now for teacher sign up. The full schedule of public events can be found at

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Spring means bear season in Michigan

During the spring season, black bears will leave their dens and become active. Following these simple steps can keep bears safely at a distance and prevent dangerous interactions:

• Particularly in the Upper Peninsula or the northern Lower Peninsula, remove bird feeders. In place of bird feeders, use birdbaths, nest boxes or bird perches to attract spring birds. Adding native plants will also help bring birds to your garden while bird feeders are stored away for the spring and summer.
Put away pet food and outdoor grills. Bears have a very strong sense of smell and are highly effective at sniffing out any food that’s been left out.
Bears are most active at night. Store garbage cans in a garage or another locked facility. Wait until morning to put garbage out for pickup, don’t leave it at the curb overnight.

To learn more about the bear population in Michigan and how humans and bears can safely coexist, visit or being Bear SMART.

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DNR offers variety of sponsorship and partnership opportunities

With less than 15% of the DNR’s annual, ongoing budget coming from general state tax dollars, new and creative revenue sources are vital to fulfilling the department’s mission.

One such revenue source is through sponsorships. Businesses and organizations can get involved as sponsors and partners in taking care of the state’s natural and cultural resources, while connecting with the millions of people who enjoy these resources each year.

A few of the sponsorship opportunities include:

Advertising in the annual Michigan Hunting Regulations or Fishing Regulations digests, reaching hundreds of thousands of Michigan hunters and more than 1 million anglers. Find more information about advertising opportunities at
Improving accessibility at state parks by sponsoring a track chair. These off-road, electronic chairs can easily handle trails, snow, sand and even up to 8 inches of water, allowing users to explore areas of the parks that traditional wheelchairs might not reach. Michigan is working to have track chairs in more than 20 state parks. Learn more at
Expanding visitor services and experiences throughout the DNR parks and recreation system by becoming a concessionaire. Business opportunities include concessions, restaurants, gift shops, rental outfitters, water park operators, guide services and many others. Find current concession opportunities at
Sponsoring habitat projects on state-managed lands through the Adopt-a-Game-Area program and helping grassland wildlife thrive. Support for this program provides valuable habitat for a wide range of wildlife.
Joining the “These Goods are Good for Michigan” program. These partners work with the DNR to raise awareness and support through revenue sharing; on products or services of interest to outdoor enthusiasts; for state parks, trails and waterways; and fish and wildlife species restoration.

For a complete list of ongoing options and contacts for each, visit the DNR sponsorship and partnership opportunities webpage.

Frankenmuth High School senior job shadows Sen. Daley

I recently had the pleasure of hosting Frankenmuth High School senior Caleb Grimshaw in Lansing as part of his Senior Symposium Project. Caleb shadowed me and my staff to learn more about the inner workings of state government and the legislative process.

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Helpful Resources

Celebrating a special occasion?

My office is happy to offer legislative tributes in honor of noteworthy events such as retirement, anniversaries of businesses in our community, awards and public recognitions.

State government resources

Michigan Senate website:
Michigan House of Representatives website:
Michigan Legislature website:
Michigan Citizen’s Guide: Citizen’s Guide to State Government, 101st Legislature

Senator Kevin Daley
5200 Connie B. Binsfeld Office Building
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

Phone: 517-373-1777
FAX: 517-373-5871

E-Mail: [email protected]

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