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Dear Friends,

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of my monthly e-newsletter.

I want to remind you that my staff and I are here for you. My priority is to listen and understand the issues facing the individuals and families of the 31st Senate District and our entire state. Please continue to share your thoughts with me at [email protected] or at 517-373-1777.

I am honored to be able to serve you in our state’s Capitol.


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Kevin Daley
State Senator
31st District

Daley secures funding for local projects in FY 2022 state budget

The state Legislature has sent the final pieces of the state budget to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, which she signed on Wednesday, completing the fiscal year 2022 budget.

In addition to voting for a responsible budget that keeps spending within our means, I worked to ensure local projects in the 31st District received funding.

Bay County would be granted $2.5 million for a road repair project on Three Mile Road, from Midland Road to M-84/Westside Saginaw Road in Monitor and Frankenlust townships.

The 2.5-mile section of two-lane roadway parallels a large county drain, and portions of both the east and west lanes are currently falling into the drain. Daley was able to secure funding to move a majority of the drain away from Three Mile Road, which will allow the road commission to stabilize both lanes of traffic.

Bay County also received $300,000 to enhance the Bay Veterans Foundation Workshop and Learning Center, which when opened, will offer opportunities to learn vital trade skills, give back to the community, and connect with other veterans’ services agencies and available resources.

Tuscola County would also receive funding for economic development projects meant to bring more specialized manufacturing jobs to the area.

Walbro LLC, which was founded in Michigan in 1950, manufactures carburetors, fuel tanks, fuel systems, ignition systems, fuel pumps, and more for the lawn and garden, recreational and marine, construction, agriculture and outdoor power equipment markets.

Funding in the new budget would build on a recent economic development grant the company received from the state to help them grow their operations in Michigan.

Several local bridge repairs throughout the area are also included in the budget that was signed by the governor.

Daley to host office hours throughout 31st District

I recently announced that I will hold office hours with constituents on Friday, Oct. 15.

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. No appointment is necessary.

My upcoming office hours will take place at the following date, times and locations:

Friday, Oct. 15
9 – 10 a.m.
Merritt Township Hall – With State Rep. Timothy Beson
48 E. Munger Road

1 – 2 p.m.
Village of Reese Administrative Building
2073 Gates St.

3 – 4 p.m.
Mayfield Township Hall
1900 N. Saginaw St.

For more information or to contact my office, please visit or call 517-373-1777.

Daley encourages nominations for ’22-’23 Michigan Teacher of the Year

The Michigan Teacher of the Year program has recognized outstanding teachers in our state since 1952. Michigan’s Teacher of the Year serves as a representative and advocate for Michigan's more than 90,000 teachers and works with nine fellow regional teachers of the year to make up the Michigan Teacher Leadership Advisory Council. Each Regional Teacher of the Year brings recognition to the district he or she represents and has additional opportunities for professional development and opportunities to share their experience and expertise. The Michigan Teacher of the Year also attends the State Board of Education meetings as a non-voting member and serves as Michigan’s applicant for National Teacher of the Year.

For more information about the Michigan Teacher of the Year program, click here. Nominations are now open and can be made using the online form.

Free PPE Available for Schools

The state of Michigan currently has personal protective equipment available at no cost for schools and ISDs in Michigan. Items are designated for use in protecting against COVID-19 and will be disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis. Available items include:

• Face Coverings/Protective Masks
• Disposable Gowns (adult size S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL and one size fits all)
• Gloves – (Small, Medium, or Large)
• Face Shields

For questions or to request additional PPE, please email the Department of Technology, Management and Budget with quantities desired at [email protected].

Pure Michigan fall color map

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Fall in Michigan is magical. The temperatures drop, local farms and orchards display their bounty and the trees begin to change color. Across the state, the leaves transform from green to red, orange and yellow - first slowly and quietly then suddenly in a final explosion of color.

To help you plan your color tour through the state, check out the Pure Michigan fall color map. This interactive tool gives fall color seekers information to find the best locations for fall foliage throughout the state!

Constituent Connections!

Daley presents tribute to local church for years of service

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I recently had the unique honor to present Grace Episcopal Church with a State of Michigan Tribute in honor of their 140th anniversary!

This is a milestone accomplishment and I commend them for being a place to gather and worship for generation after generation.

Daley joins Bay County Sheriff’s deputy at 9/11 Memorial in Lansing

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It was a pleasure to join Rep. Timmy Beson and Bay County Sheriff Deputy Dustin Box at the 9/11 Memorial at our state’s Capitol. It’s always a somber day as we remember those who gave their all to help others reach safety. I want to thank Deputy Box for making the trip to Lansing and honoring the heroes from that fateful day in 2001.

Spending a day at Country Smokehouse in Almont

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Recently I spent some time with Steve and Sue Francis, owners of the Country Smokehouse in Almont. If you have ever driven down M-53, it is hard to miss the giant steer announcing your arrival. Once inside, the selection is incredible and so is the service.

The smokehouse suffered a terrible fire in late 2019, but the Francis’ were determined to rebuild and even expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Their hard work is evident in their success. I want to thank Steve and Sue for taking time out of your busy schedules and showing me how all of the wonderful meats are made.

Video of my visit is available below or on my website.

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Rooted by Keits ribbon cutting

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Congratulations to Tyler Keit on the official ribbon cutting for his new greenhouse, Rooted by Keits. Tyler and his soon-to-be wife, Lindsay, have been very busy expanding and it was a pleasure to join the Bay Area Chamber in celebrating their accomplishments with family, friends. I also had the pleasure to present them with a State of Michigan Tribute.

Daley honors Elmwood Township trustee’s years of service

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I had the privilege of presenting a congratulatory tribute to Joan Sattelberg, honoring her years of dedicated service on the Elmwood Township Board. Joan has served the community for 42 years. I want to join everyone in wishing her the best in this next chapter of her life!

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.

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Michigan's 31st Senate District

The 31th state Senate District includes all of Bay, Lapeer, and Tuscola counties.

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StAY IN touch

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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