Rep. LaSata to host consumer education seminar

State Rep. Kim LaSata is reminding Berrien County residents about her scheduled consumer education seminar tomorrow, Aug. 3.  The seminar will be hosted in partnership with the Michigan Attorney General’s office to educate residents on identity theft. The forum will feature information on protection against identity theft and what steps to take in the event…

Rep. LaSata to host local office hours

State Rep. Kim LaSata today announced plans to meet with residents of Southwest Michigan during her scheduled office hours. Office hours will take place on Friday, July 27 at Hub Central 185, 185 N. Paw Paw St. in Coloma from 8 to 9 a.m. “I have always made it a priority to be accessible to…

LaSata introduces “Green Alert” to help at-risk veterans

State Rep. Kim LaSata, R- Bainbridge Township, last week introduced legislation to ensure the public has timely information regarding missing or at-risk veterans near their area. “Our military adheres to a ‘no man left behind’ code on the battlefield. It should be no different when those service members are back home.” LaSata said. “Our veterans…

Rep. LaSata: State record funding will help our schools

Legislator played key role in K-12 and college campus safety efforts  State Rep. Kim LaSata, of Bainbridge Township, today announced her strong support of a state-record school aid budget, among several other key items she emphasized during the 2018-19 budget process. “Record-high resources will help benefit struggling schools and allow already successful schools to flourish,”…

Rep. LaSata votes for added funding, more safety measures at Michigan’s colleges

State Rep. Kim LaSata, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, today voted to increase overall funding by 2 percent to the state’s public colleges and universities while also setting stronger Title IX reporting requirements. In addition, the state House approved a cost-restraint measure to keep tuition costs under 3.8 percent over the…

Senate committee approves Rep. LaSata plan to protect sexual assault victims

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved state Rep. Kim LaSata’s bill expanding the 24-hour OK2SAY hotline to include reporting on sexual abuse, assault and rape. “The recent Larry Nassar scandal, along with the testimony from his survivors, illustrated that Michigan must open up the avenues of communication to victims of sexual offenses,” said…

House approves LaSata plan to help victims of sexual assault

Bills will help Michigan residents report illegal behavior State Rep. Kim LaSata today announced the state House has approved her plan to expand the 24-hour OK2SAY hotline to include reporting on sexual abuse, assault and rape. “Survivors of sexual misconduct need options for reporting this despicable behavior,” said LaSata, who co-chaired a House inquiry into…

Local representatives celebrate Older Michiganians Day

State Reps. Kim LaSata, Beth Griffin, and Aaron Miller joined State Sen. John Proos in welcoming the Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren County Area Agency on Aging to the state Capitol to celebrate Older Michiganians Day. I’m thrilled I was able to meet with so many local seniors,” LaSata said.  “The golden generation has given…

Rep. LaSata attends Berrien County Senior Expo

State Rep. Kim LaSata’s office participated with state Sen. John Proos & Congressman Fred Upton’s office in the 18th annual Berrien County Senior Expo hosted by the Area Agency on Aging and the Herald-Palladium. “I want to personally thank our local Area Agency on Aging and the Herald-Palladium for putting together this wonderful event,” LaSata…

LaSata votes to oppose proposed kayak tax

Legislator: There will be no paddle watercraft fees in Michigan State Rep. Kim LaSata today voted in support of a resolution opposing the Michigan State Waterways Commission’s proposed “kayak tax,” which would require all kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to be registered with the state. LaSata said people should not be penalized for supporting the…

Rep. LaSata and Sen. Proos welcome Blossomtime court to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Kim LaSata and State Senator John Proos welcome the Blossomtime Queen’s court to the state Capitol.  The annual Blossomtime Festival Grand Floral Parade is Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m. The parade begins in St. Joseph on Main St. and continues through the city, across the Bicentennial Bridge, and into Benton…

Rep. LaSata plan will better protect college students

Chair of Higher Education subcommittee approves budget The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education today voted to require the state’s public colleges and universities to be more transparent with Title IX reporting or face a 10-percent reduction in state funding, state Rep. Kim LaSata announced. Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive…