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A Grateful Nation Remembers

On Memorial Day, our nation honors our fallen heroes. Because of their selfless service and sacrifice, we live in a nation that is a shining beacon of hope across the world. We know that this great nation will always rise to whatever is necessary to help preserve liberty. Doing so is simply a part of our heritage, our culture and our collective American consciousness. I would like to give a heartfelt "thank you" to all veterans who have served admirably. I greatly appreciate everything our veterans have done for us.
Posted April 26th 2022

Senator Jim Stamas' "2022 Senior Update"

I am pleased to offer you this update, outlining our efforts to protect the safety and well-being of our senior citizens. It is an honor to be your voice in Lansing.
Posted April 26th 2022

Senator Jim Stamas' "2022 Family Update"

Strong families are at the core of a successful society. When we strengthen and empower families, the entire community benefits. It is an honor to represent you in Lansing. I offer this legislative report as an update on some of the important, pro-family, pro-liberty issues we are working on right now.
Posted April 26th 2022

Senator Jim Stamas' Boating and Fishing Update

Boating and fishing are not only great ways to relax and spend time with family and friends, they also contribute billions of dollars to the state economy. By spending your vacation dollars in Michigan, you help support many small businesses and local communities. I am pleased to send you this update, including legislative news, license information and more. As always, I welcome your ideas on ways to preserve Michigan’s aquatic heritage.
Posted April 14th 2022

Senator Jim Stamas' 2022 Agriculture Update

Agriculture is part of our culture, our heritage, and our way of life. Michigan is home to more than 6,000 Centennial and Sesquicentennial Farms. Rural and farming communities make up the majority of our cities and townships, and farming is a way of enjoyed by Michiganders of all ages.
Posted April 14th 2022

Citizen's Guide to State Government

The intent of this Citizen’s Guide is to provide the public with some of the specific information that is necessary to influence public policy. This guide contains an overview of state government, contact information for state departments and state and federal lawmakers, information about how the lawmaking process works in Michigan, and guidance about how to ensure your message reaches policymakers in the most constructive way.
Posted March 30th 2021

Michigan Taxpayer's Guide

This booklet contains information for your 2021 Michigan property taxes and 2020 individual income taxes, homestead property tax credits, farmland and open space tax relief, and the home heating credit program.
Posted February 16th 2021

Senator Jim Stamas' "How to Effectively Appeal Your Property Tax Assessment"

If you believe your assessment is in error, you may appeal to your local Board of Review and, if necessary, the Michigan Tax Tribunal. No attorney is necessary. This guide, along with your willingness to explore all the possibilities, may help you obtain a favorable adjustment.
Posted January 25th 2021

Crime Victim's Rights

For crime victims and adults who wish to prevent crime. In this booklet, you will find Michigan's William Van Regenmorter Crime Victim's Rights Act, a hierarchy of Michigan's court system, and basic information about criminal proceedings. You will also learn how to file an application for crime victim compensation and how to join a victim notification network. For your convenience, a compilation of victim advocates and assistance organizations is listed in the back of this booklet.
Posted September 1st 2019

Ask Yourself. A Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention & Resource Guide

This publication contains information and prevention resources for any individual affected by domestic and sexual violence. Specific topics covered include myths and warning signs of domestic violence and teen dating violence, information regarding date rape drugs and sexual assault prevention, facts on stalking and cyberstalking, abuse reporting procedures, a parent or guardian?s section, suggestions for helping a friend in an abusive situation and what to consider when it?s time to leave an abusive relationship. Throughout this publication, many national, state and local crisis hotlines, professional domestic violence organizations and shelter information have been compiled for your quick reference.
Posted December 7th 2018

Veterans Benefits & Services - For Michigan Veterans Who Served in the Military

For Michigan veterans and their survivors and dependents. This booklet provides information about obtaining veterans benefits and services available through federal, state, and local agencies. Topics range from acquiring a home mortgage, education, employment and insurance to medical treatment and death benefits. Listings include U.S.D.V.A. medical facilities in Michigan and veterans service organizations.
Posted November 17th 2018

Movin' On (Guide for graduating high school students)

For young adults. This handbook contains information for young adults graduating from high school. It discusses important topics such as establishing credit, seeking a higher education, voting, renting, and job search and career planning.
Posted October 8th 2018

Senator Jim Stamas' "Fall 2018 Senior Update"

Our seniors have worked hard to help make Michigan the great state it is today. I want to make sure we work to protect the safety and well-being of our older adults so they can continue to enjoy all Michigan has to offer. I am pleased to send along this report with legislative news as well as helpful consumer, health and travel information.
Posted September 13th 2018

Senator Jim Stamas' 2018 Hunting Guide

Hunters in Michigan play an important role in wildlife conservation and management and contribute significantly to the state and local economies. What a great way to experience outdoor adventure and put food on the table, while helping support families and local businesses! Before you head out, I wanted to send along this report with season dates, legislative news, and hunting information. I hope it is useful to you.
Posted September 13th 2018

Senator Jim Stamas' 2018 Legislative Update

This legislative report features a budget update along with news on tax relief, school safety and auto insurance reform. I would also like to highlight some of my work to streamline government.
Posted September 11th 2018

Senator Jim Stamas' "2018 Back to School Education Update"

I am pleased to share this Back to School report with you. From information on record school funding to school safety and more, I hope this newsletter is informative and useful to you.
Posted August 22nd 2018

Senator Jim Stamas' 2018 Boating and Fishing Update

Our fantastic water resources attract millions of anglers and boaters each year. Along with providing family fun and adventure, boating and fishing generate billions of dollars to the state?s economy and provide important support to local businesses and communities as well. Before you head out to enjoy Michigan?s great outdoors, I am pleased to send this report, including legislative news, safety information and more. As always, I welcome your suggestions on ways to preserve our sporting heritage.
Posted May 8th 2018

Firearms Laws in Michigan

In addition to state statutes concerning firearms, this publication includes selected Michigan Attorney General Opinions that interpret various firearms laws. Also included is a listing of selected state administrative rules that regulate the use of firearms.
Posted April 28th 2018

Services for Seniors

For seniors and their families. To enhance senior living, this booklet describes state programs and services related to tax credits and additional taxation issues, Medicare and Medicaid, nursing homes and other long-term care options, consumer protection, housing, transportation, employment, and senior discount programs.
Posted April 19th 2018

Friend of the Court: Support, Custody, and Visitation for Michigan Children

For divorced parents and others interested in child welfare. The Friend of the Court oversees the welfare of children whose support, custody, and parenting time are the subject of court order because the parents are separated or divorced or they never married. This handbook describes the procedures available for all FOC offices to enforce the court's orders to ensure protection of children's rights to economic and emotional support.
Posted April 10th 2018

Your Child - A Guide to Your Child?s Health and Safety

This publication is a resource guide to your child?s health and safety. Topics include suggestions for choosing a child care provider, common developmental milestones from birth to age 5 years, and information on SIDS, SUID and shaken baby syndrome. Basic tips for home safety and emergency preparedness are also discussed as well as a section that promotes healthy living and good nutrition habits for the entire family. I have also included information on child abuse and neglect prevention and excerpts from the Michigan Child Protection Law, as currently amended.
Posted March 25th 2018

Spring 2018 Outdoor Update Newsletter

Whether you enjoy hunting, fishing, boating, hiking or camping, Michigan?s abundant natural resources offer a great outdoor experience! Many sportsmen and women are interested in policy and legislative issues that affect our outdoor heritage. I hope this report will help keep you up-to-date.
Posted March 16th 2018

The Legislative Process in Michigan: A Student's Guide

For high school students and interested citizens. How do people legislate laws to govern themselves? How does an idea become a bill? What happens in the legislative process? In addition to lawmaking, what other responsibilities does the Legislature have? Answers to these and other questions are presented in this informative publication.
Posted January 16th 2018

Senator Jim Stamas' "2018 Winter Guide"

Winter is a great time to bundle up and escape to Michigan's Great Outdoors! Active families can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, skating, snowmobiling, ice fishing and more during the winter season. With more than 3,000 miles of cross country ski trails, some of the best downhill skiing in the Midwest and 6,400 miles of snowmobile trails, Michigan offers fantastic cold weather recreation opportunities.
Posted December 21st 2017

Tenants and Landlords: A Practical Guide

For tenants and landlords. This booklet provides a basic explanation of what happens when a rental agreement is made and serves as a helpful and informative reference tool concerning the rights and responsibilities of the tenant and the landlord.
Posted November 18th 2017

Peace of Mind (Statutory will/patient advocate law/organ donation info)

For mature adults. This booklet provides information about making a will and designating medical care preference in case of incapacity. This booklet contains forms for organ donation, the Michigan Statutory Will, and the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, as well as a personal records form to allow family to locate important legal and personal documents.
Posted July 2nd 2017

Consumer Protection Resource Guide: Be A Knowledgeable Consumer

Of general interest to all consumers. Everything you need to know about consumer rights and Michigan law: how to protect yourself from consumer fraud and how to take legal action.
Posted April 23rd 2017

Changes and Choices: Legal Rights of Senior Adults

This book has been specially prepared as a reference guide to provide information helpful to senior adults. Our hope is that your life will be enriched and empowered by this knowledge and that your senior years will truly be golden. In all cases, the more you know, the better you can provide for your own well-being.
Posted December 20th 2016

For the People... By the People... How State and Local Governments Operate

For the People... By the People... How State and Local Governments Operate For all citizens. To help citizens understand the organization of state and local government, this booklet gives brief descriptions of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of state government, and describes the functions of county, city, township, and village entities of local government. Additional information is provided about local financing and taxation issues.
Posted December 18th 2016

Recycling Coloring and Activity Book

For elementary-age children. Learn how to keep Michigan beautiful with the three Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle.
Posted March 12th 2016

Michigan State Capitol - A Self Guided Tour

Today Michigan's Capitol is nationally recognized for its extraordinary architecture and art. It stands as Michigan?s most important historic building and a proud symbol of the state.
Posted November 7th 2015

Michigan in the Civil War

An overview of Michigan's involvement in the Civil War.
Posted October 10th 2015

Michigan Constitution

Michigan's Constitution and all amendments.
Posted July 10th 2015

Senator Jim Stamas' "How to Fly the American Flag"

The Flag Code (Chapter 1 of Title 4 of the United States Code) provides uniform guidelines for the display of the flag. This document provides a brief synopsis.
Posted June 2nd 2015

Portraits of Michigan: History and Facts on Michigan

For teachers and junior/senior high students. Portraits of Michigan offers a fun way for you to learn about the state in which you live. With this booklet, we hope you enjoy reading about and gain pride in your home state and that you will love Michigan a little more.
Posted May 20th 2015

Michigan State Capitol

Today Michigan's State Capitol is nationally recognized for its extraordinary architecture and art. It stands as Michigan's most important historic building and a proud symbol of the state. Photos, text and artwork highlight interesting views and give information about Michigan's capitol building and its history.
Posted November 7th 2014

Getting to Know Michigan: A Coloring Book

For younger Michiganians in grades 2 to 4. An informative coloring book for kids, it gives interesting tidbits about Michigan's history, colorful folklore, and state symbols.
Posted May 19th 2013

Child Safety Coloring Book

For parents and early elementary-age children. The message of this coloring book is . . . Be smart and be safe . . . On your bicycle, in your home, and in public. This booklet makes a proactive effort to help children to be aware of potentially harmful situations and to avoid them.
Posted October 26th 2011

United States Constitution

This booklet contains the text of the Constitution of the United States with all amendments, as well as the Declaration of Independence.
Posted April 1st 2011