Rep. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Twp.; audio on 2019 university budget and student safety

Rep. LaSata, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Ed, talks about subcommittee passage Thursday of the state’s 2019 public university budget, including language requiring Michigan’s public colleges and universities to be transparent with Title IX reporting or face a 10-percent reduction in future state funding.  

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.  

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.