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Dear Friends,

To better serve the people of the 30th Senate District, I am offering this “Week in Review.” I hope you will find it informative about what is happening in Lansing.

I encourage you to contact me with any state issue. You may call 517-373-6920 or email [email protected].  Also, please check out my Facebook page. Let me know if I can assist you in any way or if you have an idea to help move our state forward.

Working for you,
Roger Victory
State Senator

Budget Update:


FY 2022 state budget sent to governor

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I was proud to sponsor the legislation and chair the conference committee for the general omnibus budget bill to enact a balanced fiscal year 2022 state budget that addresses the realities facing Michigan families. The Legislature has approved the measure and sent it to the governor to be signed.

We are taking the final steps to approve a state budget that meets the needs of Michigan families, businesses, and communities, while also improving our state and living within our means.

In addition to ensuring that people can get back to work and reducing our debts, I am proud this budget will invest in new agricultural innovations and protect Lake Michigan beachgoers.

Ottawa County residents will benefit from reduced childcare costs, local road and bridge projects, completion of the countywide groundwater initiative, and requirements to provide in-person walk-in appointments at all Secretary of State branch offices.

Senate Bill 82 is the main budget bill and includes support for Ottawa County projects, including $1.1 million to complete the Ottawa County Groundwater Initiative, funding to rebuild the intersection of Allen and Barry streets in Hudsonville, funding to fix a local bridge in Ferrysburg, and $200,000 for advanced warning systems for Grand Haven and Holland beaches to improve beach safety and reduce drownings.

SB 82 also features:


• $1.4 billion to lower rates and recruit more childcare workers,
• $190 million to repair or replace local bridges,
• $414.5 million to permanently increase wages for direct care workers,
• $40 million for the Going Pro program to support employee training,
• $40 million for the Pure Michigan tourism campaign,
• $33 million to train new state police troopers and corrections officers,
• $3.18 million for a new Farm Innovation Grant program to help solve on-farm problems,
• $3 million for Michigan’s Conservation Districts, and
• $3 million for Michigan Infrastructure Council to increase data collection and improve coordination for infrastructure projects across the state.


The plan also deposits $500 million in the state’s rainy-day fund and $150 million in the unemployment trust fund to increase its solvency due to fraudulent benefit payments.

This is a solid, responsible budget that keeps the size of state government in check. It focuses on our state’s future by rebuilding our economy and helping hardworking families prosper again, after a year and a half of restrictions and shutdowns.


Outdoor Update:

Michigan Hunting Digest now available

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As many of you may know, archery deer hunting season starts this Friday, Oct. 1 and runs through Nov. 14.

For information like that and more, the 2021 edition of the Michigan Hunting Digest is now available for all interested residents. 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 2021 Hunting Digest is available online by clicking here and can be downloaded to a smartphone or other personal device for use in the field.


Legislative Update:

Governor signs drunken driving limit bills


Last week, the governor signed my legislation to keep our strong drunken driving limit and protect our federal transportation funding.

Since 2003, Michigan’s legal blood alcohol limit for drunk driving has been 0.08. That year, legislators approved changing the blood alcohol content (BAC) limit from 0.10 to 0.08. According to the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, there were 14,547 crashes involving alcohol in 2004. That number dropped to 9,636 by 2016.

In 2004, lawmakers also included a “sunset” on the law that would have it expire in 10 years. That has been extended twice and is currently set to expire Oct. 1. If the sunset is not eliminated or extended again, the legal limit will automatically increase to 0.10.

Under the now-signed Senate Bills 616 and 617, the sunset has been eliminated and the current limit will be maintained permanently.

In addition to safety, the limit also is a key component in federal highway funding. States that do not use the 0.08 BAC limit receive a reduction in their federal road funding. The new laws will ensure we don’t lose any of our federal transportation funds.


COVID-19 resources


Below is a list of resources available to you if you need any type of assistance. Additionally, you can contact my office at any time for more information.


• Information on the COVID-19 vaccines:
• General information, resources, testing locations and more:
• Coronavirus hotline for health-related questions: 1-888-535-6136 daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 1-800-232-4636 or
• Michigan PEER Warmline for mental health support and substance abuse challenges: 1-888-733-7753 every day from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
• National suicide prevention lifeline available 24/7: Call 1-800-273-8255, text TALK to 741741 or visit
• Small business resources: or 1-888-522-0103.


Michigan's 30th Senate District

The 30th State Senate District includes all of Ottawa County.

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Senator Roger Victory
4100 Connie B. Binsfeld Office Building
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536
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