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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 secures funding for special 31st District Projects

I was proud to help secure funding for several projects for the 31st District in the fiscal year 2023 budget.

Under the plan we sent to the governor, the Lapeer Child Advocacy Center would receive $500,000 to construct a new building and help better serve area residents. The plan also includes $1.4 million for the Akron Road bridge repair project in Tuscola County.

This funding ensures that these projects can move forward and continue to benefit everyone in the community for years to come. It has been a priority of mine to listen to the needs of the people I represent, and when the need for assistance with these projects was brought to my attention, I worked to make it possible.

The final budget approved by the Legislature will now go to the governor’s desk for her consideration, and I hope her signature.

Senate Bill 814 passes Senate, currently before House committee

The Senate recently passed my legislation that aims to bring Michigan to the forefront of domestic energy production using clean biofuels produced with renewable energy from Michigan farms.

Senate Bill 814 would create a tax credit for retailers who choose to sell alternative fuels. The bill would create a 5-cents-per-gallon tax credit for the sale of E-15 fuel and 8.5-cents-per-gallon tax credit for the sale of E-85 fuel. Both credits would expire after five years unless renewed by the Legislature.

With gas prices at an all-time high, it is more important than ever that we provide a cheap and clean alternative to traditional gas — my legislation will do just that.

A recent Harvard study confirmed that prioritizing ethanol can lower gas prices by 27 cents per gallon. This legislation could put us in a position to boost Michigan’s production and economy, while also fighting back against unpredictable and record prices at the pump.

I hope to see this measure signed into law.

Senate passes tax cuts for Michiganders

While Michiganders are struggling, state government has continued to grow.

I joined my Republican colleagues in approving a massive, $2.5 billion tax cut that would put this record surplus in state revenue back in the pockets of the Michiganders who worked to earn it. At a time when Michiganders are struggling with higher grocery and gas bills, I voted to get government out of your pockets and allow folks to keep more of their hard-earned money.

We approved bills to lower the state income tax, create a $500 per child tax credit, and reduce taxes for seniors and veterans. This was a major step to reduce the tax burden on families and seniors who have built their life around a fixed income, while also recognizing the tremendous sacrifice veterans have made for all of us.

We voted to suspend the state taxes on gas to save Michiganders money at the pump as prices rose to record highs, and while the governor called on the federal government to act.

When the federal government failed to act, we did.

Unfortunately, both of these measures were vetoed by the governor for not meeting her standards.

After the governor vetoed these measures, and as she asked the federal government for help a second time, Senate Republicans again introduced an effort to help reduce the burden on Michigan drivers. We also set money aside in the budget to cover potential tax relief efforts in the future.

It appears the governor forgot that it’s not about what she wants, it’s about what will help Michigan workers and families. I’ll keep voting to put these efforts on her desk.

Daley speaks at Gift of Life rally

On Tuesday, June 21, I joined Gift of Life Michigan members and residents from across the state on the Michigan Capitol steps. I was happy to participate in the event and share the importance of the work Gift of Life Michigan does and the story of my son, Thomas, whose life and legacy live on in others today.

To learn more about Gift of Life Michigan or how you can register as a donor, visit

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Michigan Hunting Digest now available

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The 2022 edition of the Michigan Hunting Digest is now available. This annual publication, made available by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, contains everything hunters need to know including the latest rules and regulations pertaining to hunting and trapping, as well as species-specific information.

Hunters can use the hunting digest to find license information, hunting zones and hours, rules, regulations and more.

The 2022 Hunting Digest is available online by clicking here and can be downloaded to a smartphone or other personal device for use in the field.

National Blueberry Month

Did you know? Michigan blueberries are grown, harvested and processed by 575 family farms across the state, with more than 20,000 acres devoted entirely to blueberries.

Michigan ranks third in growing blueberries, producing an average of 92 million pounds, with more than 30 different varieties. Michigan blueberry production contributes nearly $132 million to the state’s economy.

Fresh Michigan blueberries are available from July to September.

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Visiting Lansing?

My priority is always serving the people of my district. If you plan to visit Lansing for a conference, meeting, or just for fun, please contact my office in advance so I can make every effort to meet with you while you are in town.

Free Pure Michigan travel guide now available

Whether you enjoy warm weather fun on the water, in the woods or at the golf course, Michigan has it all!

The 2022 Pure Michigan Spring/Summer Travel Guide features lighthouses, tiny towns, national forests and Great Lakes shore experiences as well as craft beer, casino and urban destinations. The publication also includes a seasonal calendar of festival events. Please call or email my office for a print copy or find the digital version at!

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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

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Michigan Legislature 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

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