Daley named to appropriations committee

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kevin Daley announced on Friday that he has been named to the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the new Legislature, which formally began when lawmakers returned to Lansing last week.

“Last week at the annual January revenue estimating conference, we received a more-positive-than-expected outlook on the state’s finances for the upcoming year, but this doesn’t mean we can go on a spending spree,” said Daley, R-Lum. “Much of the surplus was the result of federal money mixed with responsible budgeting over the past decade. We need to continue this trend of responsible spending as we move into the upcoming budget season and continue to tackle the difficulties brought on by the coronavirus.”

Daley previously served on the Committee on Insurance and Banking but will be leaving that role and taking a new position on the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

“I look forward to taking on this new role and the challenges it brings with it as we begin the new legislative session,” Daley said. “A bulk of what we do as legislators happens during the committee process, and it is one of the more important roles I have in Lansing.”

A full list of Senate committees and their memberships can be found at www.senate.michigan.gov under the “Committees” tab.

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