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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Welcome to the latest edition of my e-newsletter.

Below you’ll find an update on what’s happening in your state Capitol and some additional resources I hope you find helpful.

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 34th Senate District.


Roger Hauck
State Senator
34th Senate District

First day of session

Michigan’s constitution requires that the Legislature meet “on the second Wednesday in January of each year at twelve o’clock noon” to begin a new legislative session. On Jan. 10, the Michigan Senate met to begin the 2024 regular session.

The Michigan Senate consists of 38 members who are elected by the residents of each district. Senate districts are made up of approximately 250,000 residents and are elected at the same time as the governor to serve four-year terms concurrent with the governor’s term of office.

Visit the Michigan Senate website for the 2024 session dates and committee schedules, links to current legislation, and information about visiting the state capitol.

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Senate Republican 2024 priorities

Unfortunately, 2023 was one of the most partisan years on record. Gov. Whitmer and Democrats in Lansing showed no interest in working across the aisle. Instead, they rammed through many of the same failed policies that led to Michigan’s Lost Decade.

In 2024, Senate Republicans will continue to fight Gov. Whitmer’s efforts to make Michigan more like California. My colleagues and I understand that our constituents expect us to work together and find common ground, without compromising our values, to improve our state.

Our 2024 priorities include:

• Raising the bar for education in our state instead of watering down standards.
• Giving every student the support they need to succeed in school.
• Putting your money back in your pocket instead of growing the size of state government.
• Giving police departments the resources they need to keep our neighborhoods safe from drugs and gangs, including those run by illegal immigrants.
• Ending Lansing Democrats’ dangerous practice of giving your tax dollars to foreign companies associated with hostile nations.
• Protecting vulnerable children in foster care and juvenile facilities who have been failed by Gov. Whitmer’s administration.

Snowmobile season

Jan. 12-22 is Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week. Michigan is home to 6,500 miles of state-designated snowmobile trails. A 2023-24 trail permit can be purchased online through eLicense or the Michigan Snowmobile & ORV Association website or in person at several DNR license agents and dealers.

Permits are good through March 31 and enable riders to access state-designated trails and thousands of miles of public roads.

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Spring turkey hunting

The spring turkey application period is Jan. 1 – Feb. 1. Applications can be purchased for $5 online at eLicense, over the counter or in the DNR Hunt Fish app. Spring turkey hunting regulations, application information, and area quotas are available in the Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations Summary.

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Senator Roger Hauck
3300 Connie B. Binsfeld Office Building
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

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