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Dear Friends,

To better serve the people of the 30th Senate District, I will now offer this “Week in Review” that I will be sending out every Monday. I hope you will find it informative about what is happening in Lansing.

I encourage you to contact me with any state issue. You may call 517-373-6920 or email [email protected].  Also, please check out my Facebook page. Let me know if I can assist you in any way or if you have an idea to help move our state forward.

Working for you,
Roger Victory
State Senator

Local Update:

Senate update on WAWL

Every week, I give a legislative update on The Morning Show with Eric Kaelin on WAWL in Grand Haven. During my most-recent appearance we discussed the importance of people getting one of the COVID-19 vaccines, the start of the budget process, and supporting Michigan agriculture.

You can click here or on the image below to listen to the discussion.

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District coffee hour on Saturday

During my time as your senator, I have tried to hold coffee hours on the regular basis to help the good people of Ottawa County with state issues and listen to them about their priorities.

I will be holding a coffee hour with Rep. Luke Meerman on Saturday, April 10 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Murphy’s Family Restaurant, located at 4963 Lake Michigan Dr. in Allendale.

Spaces are limited, and people are encouraged to be respectful to the restaurant customers and take proper precautions to keep people safe. If you are unable to attend the coffee hour and need assistance, click here to contact my office or follow my Facebook page for future meetings.

Grand Rapids Chamber breakfast

On March 29, I participated in the legislative discussion during the Grand Rapids Chamber’s Breakfast with Legislators. During the conversation and a Q&A session, we discussed housing supply and affordability in West Michigan, proposals and complications for local spending of federal stimulus funding, and the Senate’s recently introduced election reform package.

Legislative Update:

Lakeshore erosion policy meetings

In 2020, we experienced the highest lake levels since the mid-1980s and saw its extreme devastation on both public and private lakeshore properties throughout our state. For over a year, I have been working to find common ground on a solution that will cut red tape and allow property owners to take preventative measures when lake levels reach dangerous heights.

The legislation is currently before the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality. Last week I had several meetings with members of that committee regarding my legislation to improve the permitting process for structures during high water levels. The high water levels have had different impacts throughout our state and my colleagues from other areas have faced their own issues on the permitting processes depending on what body of water their district touches.

Budget meetings

After leading hearings regarding the General Government and Department of Agriculture and Rural Development budgets, last week we held meetings with analysts from the nonpartisan Senate Fiscal Agency to fully review budget boilerplate language.

The boilerplate language directs the departments how to spend the funding the Legislature has appropriated to them. Boilerplate can limit spending on federal pass-through dollars, direct how and when grants are awarded, set thresholds for administrative costs, and set the boundaries for how funding can and cannot be spent by a department. A full breakdown of all previously passed budget and corresponding boilerplate can be found through the SFA webpage at

Other News:

April is Donate Life Month

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Thousands of people have benefited from organ donation in the U.S. In 2020, over 39,000 transplants brought renewed life to Americans and their families — because someone donated a life-saving organ or tissue.

Despite that, there are still about over 100,000 men, women, and children in the U.S. who need a transplant — and about 2,500 of them are in Michigan. Sadly, an average of 7,000 people — or 20 a day — lose their battle for life while waiting for a transplant. For information about organ donation or to sign up to become a donor, visit the Gift of Life Michigan website at

Another way people can support and promote organ donation is to purchase a Donate Life specialty license plate. The fundraising plates can be ordered online at or at any secretary of state branch office.

COVID-19 resources

Below is a list of resources available to you if you need any type of assistance. Additionally, you can contact my office at any time for more information.

• Information on the COVID-19 vaccines:
• General information, resources, testing locations and more:
• Coronavirus hotline for health-related questions: 1-888-535-6136 daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 1-800-232-4636 or
• Michigan PEER Warmline for mental health support and substance abuse challenges: 1-888-733-7753 every day from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
• National suicide prevention lifeline available 24/7: Call 1-800-273-8255, text TALK to 741741 or visit
• Small business resources: or 1-888-522-0103.

Michigan's 30th Senate District

The 30th State Senate District includes all of Ottawa County.

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Thank you for subscribing to my electronic newsletter! I am honored to represent you in the state Senate. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Please feel free to forward this on to others who may be interested in receiving the 30th District E-news. You may sign up for it also at my website.

Senator Roger Victory
4100 Connie B. Binsfeld Office Building
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

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