Rep. LaSata talks about the September 11th commemoration at the state Capitol honoring first responders Thursday, and her guests, Bridgeman Police Chief Dan Unruh and Berrien County Undersheriff Chuck Heit.
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…
House Appropriations Higher Ed Subcommittee Chair Kim LaSata talks about Thursday’s House passage of the bipartisan sexual assault package, saying the plan changes policy and keeps students safe.
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. LaSata talks about the introduction Wednesday of a package of bipartisan legislation flowing out of the House inquiry into the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. The package includes enhanced penalties for aggravated distribution, production, and financing of child pornography, as well as new penalties for individuals who abuse their positions of authority to prohibit…
Rep. LaSata talks about the signing of her legislation designating the portion of Red Arrow Highway, between Glenlord and Hilltop roads the Trooper Robert J. Mihalik Memorial Highway, in honor of a Michigan State Police Trooper killed in the line of duty in Berrien County in 1984.
Rep. LaSata talks about House passage of supplemental budget language that adds an additional $175 million in road money for county and local road work in 2018.
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. LaSata, the chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, says she’s pleased the Governor touched on the Larry Nassar case in his State of the State, adding that she will be especially focused on college safety in the upcoming budget process.
Rep. LaSata looks ahead to Tuesday night’s State of the State Address, saying she hopes to hear about redoubled efforts to protect the safety of both students on college campuses and first responders.
Rep. LaSata talks about House passage Thursday of her HB 5112, which names a portion of Red Arrow Highway in Berrien County the “Trooper Robert J. Mihalik Memorial Highway” in honor of a state trooper killed in the line of duty in 1984 while he tried to arrest the suspect in Benton Township robbery.
Rep. LaSata talks about changes in legislation reforming other post-employment benefits (OPEB) for public employees in Michigan and says revised legislation approved Wednesday gives the state less of a role and does an more effective job of ensuring employee benefits.