Rep. LaSata plan to protect sexual assault victims approved by Senate

The Michigan Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposal from state Rep. Kim LaSata, of Bainbridge Township, expanding the capacity of the OK2SAY hotline to accept reports on sexual abuse, assault and rape. OK2SAY was originally established in 2014 as a method of reporting criminal activity at school in an anonymous, confidential fashion. The 24-hour…

Rep. LaSata’s plan to deter election fraud moves forward in Senate

State Rep. Kim LaSata’s legislation preserving the integrity of elections in Michigan has been approved by the Senate Elections and Government Reform Committee. LaSata, of Bainbridge Township, said the legislation was introduced after the Michigan Supreme Court overturned a local man’s conviction for election forgery because it decided Michigan law does not clearly define election…

Rep. LaSata will host October office hours

State Rep. Kim LaSata invites local residents to join her for local office hours on Monday, Oct. 29. Office hours are an opportunity for people to address the representative face-to-face with any questions or concerns about state government. “I appreciate people taking time out of their busy schedules to meet with me,” said LaSata, of…

Rep. LaSata: End of driver responsibility fees brings relief to local drivers

State Rep. Kim LaSata today said the new law eliminating punitive driver responsibility fees in Michigan took effect this week, bringing relief to hundreds of thousands of motorists. LaSata, of Bainbridge Township, voted for the plan, which was signed into law in March as part of a multi-bill package ending the fees and offering full…

LaSata to host opioid town hall in Benton Harbor

Lawmaker seeks to increase education, awareness for opioid abuse resources State Rep. Kim LaSata announced today she will host a town hall meeting on opioid abuse, overdose, reforms, and services Berrien County offers to residents afflicted with addiction. Joining her as co-hosts and presenters will be Congressman Fred Upton, Senator John Proos, Riverwood Center, Community…

Rep. LaSata’s plan to deter election fraud gains House approval

State Rep. Kim LaSata’s legislation preserving the integrity of elections in Michigan was overwhelmingly approved today by the Michigan House. LaSata, of Bainbridge Township, said the Michigan Supreme Court recently decided Michigan law does not clearly define election forgery as a crime. “Our election system cannot inspire public confidence without safeguards to deter fraud,” LaSata…

Rep. LaSata invites residents to local office hours

State Rep. Kim LaSata invites residents to join her for local office hours on Friday, Sept. 28 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Early Bird Eatery located at 9735 Red Arrow Highway in Bridgman. Office hours are an opportunity for people to address the representative face-to-face with any questions or concerns about state government….

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…