News from State Senator Daley – Reaction to 2020 budget

Daley reacts to governor’s 2020 budget recommendations


LANSING, Mich.State Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, issued the following statement on Tuesday, in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s fiscal year 2020 budget presentation:

 “The governor’s budget proposal addressed many priorities shared by Michigan residents. I was happy to see her discuss investing in our schools and infrastructure. These are things we can all get behind, but fixing our roads and bridges needs to be done the right way.

 “We can all agree that our roads need improvement. That’s why the Legislature voted in 2015 to increase road funding over a period of years. These efforts are slated to continue to increase funding over the next few years. Before we put this proposed tax burden on our families and businesses, we need to let the previous road funding take full effect. 

 “I also appreciate the fact that the governor is living up to our shared commitment to invest in the skilled trades and workforce training that we need right here in mid-Michigan.

 “I hope to continue to see greater investment into programs that teach kids how to work with their hands. For years we’ve ignored the need for skilled trades programs, and I am looking forward to changing that.

 “As a husband, father, and grandfather, I want to make sure we leave things better off than how we found them. That’s why I’m committed to making sure we put forward a common-sense budget that doesn’t burden our hard-working taxpayers.

 “I look forward to working with my colleagues and the governor to make sure we continue to have a balanced, responsible, and common-sense budget that puts Michigan families first.”

News from State Senator Daley – March Office Hours

Daley to host March office hours


LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, will hold office hours with constituents throughout the 31st Senate District during the month of March.

The senator will be available to answer questions and provide information and assistance, as well as take suggestions on issues affecting communities and businesses in the district. No appointment is necessary.

For more information or to contact Daley, please visit or call 517-373-1777.

Daley’s Lapeer County March office hours are as follows:


Friday, March 15

10 – 11 a.m.

John’s Country Kitchen

1829 S. Cedar St.

Imlay City

News from State Senator Daley – Blue Star Families

Outman, Daley introduce package honoring Blue Star Families, Blue Star Mothers


LANSING, Mich. — State Sens. Rick Outman and Kevin Daley on Thursday introduced a package of bills that would honor Michigan families who have a member serving in the U.S. Military.

Blue Star Families was started in 2009 by a group of military spouses and has grown to more than 150,000 members. The organization’s mission is to strengthen military families by providing resources and support. Their programs and services reach more than 1.5 million military family members every year.

“The men and women of our armed forces honorably serve our country and defend our freedoms and way of life,” said Daley, R-Lum. “The bills serve as a way for us to express our appreciation and recognize the sacrifices made by their families.”

Senate Bill 118, sponsored by Daley, amends the Michigan Vehicle Code to require the secretary of state to develop and issue a special recognition license plate recognizing Blue Star Families. Under the bill, residents who are currently serving in the U.S. armed forces — or members of their immediate family — would be able to apply for the special recognition plate.

The plate would include the Blue Star Families insignia and the words “Blue Star Family” under the registration numbers.

SB 119, sponsored by Outman, would formally recognize Feb. 1 as Blue Star Mother’s Day in the state of Michigan. Outman recently sponsored Senate Resolution 9, which commemorated Feb. 1, 2019 as Blue Star Mother’s Day. The bill would recognize Blue Star Mother’s Day on an annual basis without a resolution from the Legislature.

“Blue Star Mothers was founded in Flint during World War II,” said Outman, R-Six Lakes. “They provide a tremendous amount of support to mothers who have sons and daughters serving in the military. While we can never truly display our gratitude for their children’s bravery and sacrifices, we can certainly honor the organization’s mission and raise awareness about the work they do.”

SBs 118 and 119 have been referred to the Senate Committee on Families, Seniors and Veterans for further consideration.