Rep. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Twp.; audio on public university acountability

Rep. LaSata, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, says the public university budget for the coming school year once again focuses on university accountability through expanded Title IX oversight.  Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in institutions that receive federal funding.  Since 2017, Michigan’s public universities have been required to submit reports…

Rep. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Twp.; audio on motorist safety

With road construction season moving into full swing, Rep. LaSata reminds motorists that penalties, both fines and points, exist for speeding in highway work zones, and adds the caution also needs to be exercised around vehicles used by farmers and the Amish community.  

Rep. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Twp.; audio on MSU inquiry

House Appropriations Committee on Higher Education Chair Kim LaSata comments on sending a letter to Michigan State University Thursday seeking information related to the school’s inquiries into sexual assault allegations against former MSU physician Larry Nassar.  

Rep. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Twp.; audio on Adopt-a-River legislation

Rep. LaSata talks about passage by the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee Wednesday of her HBs 5155 and 5156, which place authority for the state’s Adopt-a-Waterway and Adopt-a-Shoreline program under the Department of Natural Resources. Rep. LaSata says current state policy doesn’t specifically designate who supervises the programs.