Senator Jim Stamas E-Newsletter

Serving You
It is an honor to continue serving the hardworking people of the 36th Senate District, and I encourage you to contact me about 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 our state forward.

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Joined by my wife Marsh, my son Nick, and our extended family, I was recently sworn in for a second term as your state senator. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen J. Markman administered the oath of office during a ceremony at the state Capitol. Although we’ve come a long way, I remain committed to working tirelessly to move Michigan forward, improve education and grow our economy.

Brief year in review
As we look ahead to a new year of challenges and opportunity, I would like to share a brief look at some important 2018 legislative accomplishments. Please visit for more information on these and other legislative efforts.

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Unwavering support for public education
Education is critical to our state’s future, and we further increased support to schools to a record $14.8 billion. Under the 2019 budget, every school will see increased funding in this budget — with most schools receiving the largest per-pupil increase in 17 years!

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Fixing Michigan’s roads
We put an additional $444 million into fixing our roads — bringing our total new investment in roads to $2.6 billion since 2017.

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The comeback state!
After a decade of decline, we built a positive environment for long-term growth. As a result, our final 2018 unemployment rate was at its lowest point since 2000 and Michigan added more than 560,000 private sector jobs in eight years — more than any other Great Lakes State! It’s a positive record, but we can do even better.

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Commitment to public safety
To keep our communities safe, we invested $11.9 million to train 155 state police troopers and have dedicated $10 million to local public health to address emerging health concerns.

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Protecting our natural resources
We led the way to protect our greatest natural resource — our water — from contaminants such as lead and PFAS.

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Comprehensive school safety plan signed
Every Michigan child deserves a safe and secure environment for them to learn and succeed. At the end of 2018, we finalized bipartisan measures to strengthen school safety, including:

• Creating the Office of School Safety within the state police to offer staff training and update school safety practices;
• Developing training standards for anti-violence situations;
• Ensuring schools work with law enforcement to conduct regular safety assessments;
• Creating the School Safety Commission to establish school safety metrics and require schools to assign a liaison to work with the commission;
• Requiring schools to consult with law enforcement on new builds or school upgrades;
• Allowing school boards to discuss safety plans in closed door meetings;
• Requiring schools to report attempted acts of violence;
• Permanently extending the OK2SAY tip line; and
• Ensuring that schools provide emergency contact information to the state police.

New office is open and ready to serve
My top priority remains to provide you with the best service possible. As part of that effort, my excellent staff and I will continue holding regular meetings in the district to hear directly from constituents about state and pocketbook issues.

My staff includes Brian Shoaf, Kristen Wall, Scott Starr, Kim Jamieson and Jeremy Rodgers. We also encourage anyone who needs assistance with a state issue or who wants to express their point of view to stop by the office or contact me.

Due to my new role as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, my office has moved into the state Capitol, but my contact information is still the same.

My office is now located in Room S-324 of the Michigan Capitol, located at 101 N. Capitol Ave. in Lansing. Residents can still contact me toll-free at 1-855-347-8036 or via email at [email protected].


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
S-324 Capitol Building
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

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