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March is Reading Month

March is Reading Month is a great time to recognize all the important benefits of instilling a love for reading in children.

Reading improves brain and memory function, increases vocabulary and comprehension, lowers blood pressure and heart rate, reduces stress, and improves sleep patterns. Reading is contagious and the effects are cumulative. I enjoyed reading one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books, “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” to students this month.

It is never too early — or too late — to start reading!

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Spring turkey hunting

Spring turkey season runs from April 22 through June 7, and while the spring turkey application period is closed, there are still opportunities to hunt this season.

Hunters who did not enter the March 13 drawing can purchase leftover licenses or a Hunt 0234 license beginning at 10 a.m. on March 20. The Hunt 0234 license is a guaranteed license that offers hunters flexible hunting options between May 6-31. This license has no quota and can be purchased throughout the entire spring turkey hunting season.

Learn more about this hunt and season dates in the 2023 Spring Turkey Digest.

I will continue to protect life

This month, the House and Senate voted on legislation that promotes abortion and removes commonsense safeguards. I voted NO on Senate Bills 2, 37, 38, 39, and 93 and will do everything possible to protect the sanctity of life.

Please see my NO vote explanation here:

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Understanding Michigan’s agriculture industry

This month, the various regional summits for Michigan Farm Bureau were held across our state.

I attended two meetings that contained regions from my district, spanning from Hessel to West Branch. They were excellent opportunities to connect with our local agriculture leaders, and to better understand the complex issues that impact Northern Michigan farmers and families.

Thank you to Farm Bureau for putting these events together!

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Broadband across Northern Michigan

I have been busy meeting with local leaders across my district to discuss the plans, funding, and expansion of broadband access for all our residents. This continues to be a serious need for Northern Michigan.

If you are looking for funding opportunities for broadband projects, there are some to be found here. If you apply for funding, please let my office know!

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Michigan's 37th Senate District

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Michigan’s 37th Senate District includes Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Leelanau counties and portions of Mackinac and Chippewa counties.

Senator John Damoose
4300 Connie B. Binsfeld Office Building
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

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