Rep. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Twp.; audio on committee passage of courthouse employee assault legislation
Rep. LaSata talks about passage Tuesday by the House Law and Justice Committee of a bipartisan, three-bill package, including legislation she is sponsoring, that toughens penalties for assaults on courtroom personnel. The Berrien County Circuit Court experienced the deaths of two bailiffs during an assault in the summer of 2016.
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. LaSata talks about her appointment Thursday to the House Appropriations Committee and discusses how she’ll oversee the state’s budget for higher education.
Rep. LaStata looks ahead to the next two years as the 2017-2018 session of the Michigan House convenes on Wednesday.
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.