Senator Jim Stamas E-Newsletter

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Serving the people of the 36th Senate District is important to me, and I encourage you to contact me with any state issues. You may call toll-free at 1-855-347-8036 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 Michigan forward.

Updated COVID-19 figures
On Monday, Michigan health officials reported 1,503 new cases of COVID-19 and 110 additional deaths, which bring the state’s total number of positive cases to 17,221 and total number of deaths to 727. In the 36th Senate District, there have been 61 cases and 3 deaths. There have been over 40,500 specimens tested in Michigan, as of April 4. This information and more is available at

COVID-19 news
Below is a release from the governor on statewide effort to encourage Michigan businesses to apply for $349 billion SBA Paycheck Protection Program and releases from the State Emergency Operations Center on state parks, trails and boating access sites remaining open and Michigan receiving additional federal dollars to help provide meals to older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist & former Lt. Governor Calley team up to announce coalition to support small businesses, improve access to federal loans

Launch statewide effort to encourage Michigan businesses to apply for $349 billion SBA Paycheck Protection Program, starting today

LANSING, Mich. – The Whitmer Administration announced today that businesses across Michigan are now able to apply for $349 billion in Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II was joined by former Lt. Governor, and current president of the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) Brian Calley and Bob Doyle, president and CEO of the Michigan Association of CPAs, in launching a new statewide website,, to provide businesses with key resources to assist with the PPP application and loan process and ensure the greatest amount of federal funding is able to be used by small businesses for economic relief efforts throughout the state. READ MORE

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Most State Park, Trail and Boating Facilities Remain Open, but Social Distancing Must be Maintained

LANSING, Mich. — To help slow the spread of the coronavirus and in accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order, the Department of Natural Resources continues to monitor visitation and adherence to social-distancing requirements at DNR-managed facilities. This means continually assessing needed adjustments to services and closures that best protect visitors, staff and the local communities.

A vast majority of state parks and recreation areas, state-managed trails and boating access sites remain open to provide local opportunities to get outdoors; however, all locations have modified services and/or closed amenities. READ MORE

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Seniors Can Get Meals Safely in Michigan During Covid-19 Outbreak

State wants to increase public awareness of meals program

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan recently received additional federal dollars to help provide meals to older adults as the state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic and wants to make seniors aware of food delivery programs.

These programs – available to Michigan residents over age 60 – provide meals through home delivery and pick up services during the current pandemic. The need for these services – particularly home-delivered and packaged meals – has increased as community measures to slow transmission of COVID-19 have closed meal sites and left many family caregivers unable to assist older loved ones. READ MORE

New site to help small businesses

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Senate District 36 Map

The 36th Senate District is made up of 10 counties, which includes: Presque Isle, Otsego, Montmorency, Alpena, Oscoda, Alcona, Iosco, Arenac, Gladwin and Midland counties.

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Senator Jim Stamas
100 N. Capitol Ave., Room S-324.
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

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