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Dear Friends,

Welcome to the most recent edition of my monthly e-newsletter.

Below you’ll find news out of our state capital and the 31st Senate District that I hope you find helpful and interesting.

As always, my staff and I are here for you. My priority is to listen and understand the issues facing the individuals and families across the state. Please continue to share your thoughts with me at [email protected] or at 517-373-1777.

Thank you for allowing me to represent you in the Michigan Senate. I am grateful each and every day to work for the people of the 31st Senate District.


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Kevin Daley
State Senator
31st District

Daley schedules May office hours

I will be holding office hours across the district on Friday, May 6.

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 my website or call my office at 517-373-1777.

The office hours meetings will take place at the following times and locations:

Friday, May 6
8 – 9 a.m.
Denmark Township Office
9386 W. Saginaw Road

10 – 11 a.m.
Hampton Township Hall
801 W. Center Road

2 – 3 p.m.
Imlay City Municipal Office
150 N. Main St.
Imlay City

Governor vetoes plan to provide relief at the pump

As gas prices stay high, families across the state are struggling to fill up their cars. That is why I supported House Bill 5570, which would have suspended the state’s excise tax on gasoline and diesel fuel. But the governor vetoed it.

The bill the governor vetoed would have saved Michiganders 27 cents per gallon at the pump, or $750 million over six months. Sadly, this is the second Senate Republican effort to provide relief to struggling families that the governor has vetoed in the past month. The governor recently vetoed a bipartisan plan to cut income taxes for everyone in Michigan, provide families with a $500 per child tax credit, and protect more income for our seniors.

Republicans and Democrats are finding ways to work together to help Michigan families. I hope the governor will join us in our efforts.

Free Snowmobile Weekend

I was proud to support House Bills 4205 and 4206, which have now been signed into law as Public Acts 55 and 56 of 2022.

These new laws require the Department of Natural Resources to set aside one weekend per year where Michigan residents can ride snowmobiles on public lands without a trail permit or registration.

Michigan has a rich history of snowmobiling, and these measures will support that tradition. I am happy that we could make the sport more affordable and accessible to everyone by reducing the regulatory burden on our citizens.

The DNR will designate the weekend once winter gets closer. Enjoy your free weekend on the trails!

Daley holds hearing to discuss economic outlook for Michigan agriculture

Spring planting is just around the corner!

Record inflation is adding even more risk for our farmers as they prepare for another growing season. Last week, the Senate Committee on Agriculture heard testimony from a number of groups about the state of Michigan’s agriculture economy.

As we get closer to this critical season, it’s important that we support our farmers and keep the agriculture industry strong so they can continue to get affordable food on grocery store shelves and feed Michigan families.

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Daley warns: Don’t drive distracted

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This April marks the 12th anniversary of the passage of Michigan’s laws banning texting while driving.

Public Acts 58, 59 and 60 of 2010 prohibit any activity that distracts a driver while operating a vehicle. According to the Michigan State Police, distracting activities could include:

• Texting or messaging.
• Checking social media.
• Talking on the phone, even hands-free.
• Watching videos.
• Eating, drinking, or smoking.
• Chatting with passengers.
• Searching or reaching for an item.
• Looking at crashes or roadside sights.
• Checking a navigation system.
• Adjusting climate or music controls.
• Listening to loud music.

Drivers charged with distracted driving will be fined $100 for a first offense and $200 for subsequent offenses. Be safe and don’t drive distracted!

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Farm to school video series

The Michigan Department of Education has developed a series of videos for anyone interested in learning about bringing fresh local foods to schools and early childcare centers. The video series is available free of charge on YouTube and covers a wide range of topics including local sourcing, school gardens, food safety and more.

For more information about the Michigan Farm to School program, or to view the videos please click here.

Daley participates in annual Capitol blood drive

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the Red Cross Capitol Blood Drive! Donating a pint of blood can potentially save up to five lives. I was happy to do my part. I encourage everyone who is able to become blood donors to do so today!

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Happy Easter!

On Easter Sunday, many families across Michigan gathered together to honor this important holiday and spend time together.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and took the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine and celebrate the holiday with their loved ones.

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Helpful Resources

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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 Legislative website:
• Michigan Citizen’s Guide: Citizen’s Guide to State Government, 101st Legislature

Senator Kevin Daley
3100 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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