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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

New manufacturing facility bringing 150 jobs near Bay City

Headlines across the world have mentioned the global chip shortage that has left several industries to deal with the negative impacts.

Semiconductor wafer manufacturer SK Siltron is seeking to ramp up domestic production by committing over $300 million toward establishing a new facility in Monitor Township. This exciting new development will give much-needed support to the auto industry and is expected to create up to 150 jobs in the region.

Michigan is the home of the automobile industry and we need investments like this to continue that legacy. This project builds on previous investments in electric vehicle development and will help solidify the state’s role in the future of automobile manufacturing.

Michigan historical fact: Cadillac Automobile Company founded in 1902

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On Aug. 22, 1902 the Cadillac Automobile Company was launched by Henry Leland in Detroit. The company was named for the French explorer and founder of the city of Detroit, Antonine de la Mothe Cadillac.

The first Cadillac cars used a Ford-designed body with Leland’s Cadillac engine. At the 1903 New York Auto Show, more than 1,000 orders for Cadillacs were placed.

Over the years, Cadillac earned a reputation for luxury and innovation. In 1954, it was the first automaker to provide power steering and automatic windshield washers as standard equipment on all its vehicles.

Michigan education data available to parents, teachers

Data regarding education in Michigan is publicly available at the website This website serves as the state of Michigan’s official public portal for education data, from preschool through post-secondary education and into the workforce. It is designed to help residents, educators and policymakers make data-driven decisions.

The site offers a great deal of information, including statewide testing information and results, college and career readiness programs, per-pupil funding trends and more. The data is presented in various easy-to-read graphs, charts, trend lines and spreadsheets to help parents and students stay informed, as well as make evaluations and comparisons before making important educational decisions.

Parents can also sign into their child’s school’s dashboard and get specific information about their child’s school like teacher-to-student ratios, performance ratings and more.

Leftover turkey licenses go on sale

Fall turkey hunting is an important part of managing the wild turkey population. During the fall turkey season, hunters are encouraged to harvest female turkeys and are able to harvest more than one bird.

While the application deadline for licenses ended on Aug. 1, leftover turkey licenses are now on sale to everyone. Licenses can be purchased over the counter where DNR licenses are sold or through the DNR eLicense store.

Licenses are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and availability is not guaranteed.

Boaters asked to help slow the spread of invasive plant

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European frog-bit, an invasive aquatic plant, has been confirmed in several locations across the state.

European frog-bit was first detected in Southeast Michigan in 1996 and has since spread along the coastal areas of Lake Erie and Lake Huron up to the eastern Upper Peninsula.

In 2016, the plant, which resembles a miniature water lily with leaves about the size of a quarter, was discovered in Reeds and Fisk lakes in East Grand Rapids. More recently, it was discovered in the Lower Grand River (Ottawa County) and Pentwater Lake (Oceana County) in 2019 and Dansville State Game Area (Ingham County), Waterloo Recreation Area (Jackson and Washtenaw counties) and the Les Cheneaux Islands (Mackinac County) in 2020.

Residents who believe they have seen European frog-bit outside of these known locations are asked to email [email protected] and provide the location and a photograph.

Boaters, anglers, and waterfowl hunters are being asked to Clean, Drain and Dry any boats, trailers and other gear prior to use in another body of water to help prevent the spread of European frog-bit and other aquatic invasive species.

Clean: Inspect boats, trailers, docks and gear and remove all mud, debris and plant material. Use a hose or power washer when available. Dispose of unwanted material in a trash can.
Drain: Remove water from live wells, bait buckets, bilges and other compartments before leaving an access site.
Dry: Allow boats and gear to dry for at least five days, if possible, before use in other bodies of water.

For more information about European frog-bit and other invasive species, visit

Getting to know Michigan: An exciting look into Michigan’s history

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My office offers many publications to area residents at no cost, but few are as popular as the Getting to Know Michigan coloring book.

Geared toward younger students, this informative coloring book provides a look back into Michigan’s fascinating history and gives interesting tidbits about our state. If you think your child would be interested in a copy of this fun, yet educational booklet, please click here for a printable copy.

You may also contact my office at 517-373-1777 or via email at [email protected] and we’ll get a hard copy in the mail to you for free!

Constituent Connections!

Growing Michigan’s sugar industry

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I was able to meet with constituents and business leaders in Bay County as Michigan Sugar announced plans to invest $65 million at its Monitor Township facility. This will be a great addition to the community!

MSU research center tour in Tuscola County

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I had a great time visiting the Michigan State University Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center in Tuscola County. MSU does some awesome work here to help advance agriculture in the thumb. Thank you to the MSU staff for taking the time to show me around and for promoting one of Michigan’s most important industries.

Honoring the hard work of local Eagle Scout

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I had the opportunity to present a tribute to Cameron Sullivan during his Court of Honor for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout is no small task. It takes a vision, drive, knowledge and critical thinking skills.

Good citizenship and a sincere willingness to help others are also necessary to merit the distinction of an Eagle Scout. Cameron has exhibited these qualities in his work and dedication — and his hard work paid off!

It was a privilege to join Cameron’s friends and family to celebrate his accomplishment!

Daley congratulates Imlay City Chamber award winners

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The Imlay City Chamber of Commerce recently announced several awards to local residents who help make the community a better place to live.

• Organization of the year 2020: Imlay City Schools.
• Citizen of the year 2020: Cynthia Stroebel.
• Merit Award 2020: Robert Mette.

Congratulations to the Imlay City Chamber award winners! The work and dedication of these community members makes Imlay City better every day. Thank you all for everything that you do!

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'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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