Rep. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Twp.; audio on higher education funding

Rep. LaSata, the Chair of the House budget committee overseeing funding for higher education in Michigan, says as the mom of a college student herself, she is looking at college education issues based on accessibility, national reputation and making sure state government is measuring public universities by relevant standards.  

Rep. Joe Bellino, R-Monroe; audio on former legislator health insurance premiums

Rep. Bellino talks about his HB 4330, which would require all retired Michigan legislators in the state system to pay 20 percent of their annual health insurance premiums, putting them more in line with other public employees.  Legislation approved in 2011 eliminated lifetime health insurance benefits for legislators, unless a legislator had a tenure of…

Rep. Ben Frederick, R-Owosso; audio on skilled trade careers and going-pro campaign

Rep. Frederick, the Chair of the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee, talks about the state’s new going-pro.com Web site, that focuses on connecting Michigan students and residents with careers in areas like advanced manufacturing, construction, information technology and other skilled trades.  Rep. Frederick says it is important for all Michigan residents to know that…

Rep. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Twp.; audio on Summer Reading Contest

Rep. LaSata says students in First through Fifth Grades still have about three weeks to participate in her summer reading contest.  Bookmarks are available at local libraries and at Rep. LaSata’s House Website, and when a student finishes reading 10 books they can return the bookmark to the library.  Rep. LaSata says a bookmark will…