Rep. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Twp.; audio on legislation pending in Michigan Senate

Rep. LaSata talks about two pieces of legislation she has authored that have passed the Michigan House and that are now pending in the Michigan Senate.  House Bill 4336 would prohibit an individual from claiming a principal residence homestead exemption in Michigan if they also claim an exemption in another state, while HB 4302 is…

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. 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…

Rep. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Twp.; audio on 2018 budget

Rep. LaSata, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, says she is moving into the 2018 budget process with a focus on making higher ed more affordable, ensuring community college credits transfer to four-year universities and directing additional dollars to public school classrooms.      

Rep. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Twp.; audio on district photo contest

Rep. LaSata says she’s asking people in her district to send her photographs of locations in Berrien County.  The three top entries in the contest will be framed and hung in her office, with the winning photographer joining her in Lansing to unveil the photograph.  The contest will run through February 10.