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Our American Flag

The next time you observe a flag ceremony honoring someone who has served our country in the armed forces, the police department, or fire department, keep in mind their service and dedication. And remember those who sacrificed so much for us by honoring our flag and our country.
Posted June 10th 2022

Senator Kim LaSata's "2022 Family Fun and Festivals Guide"

There are so many fantastic festivals, fairs and events happening right here in Michigan! These fun-filled activities are great opportunities to take part in the wide variety of experiences our state has to offer. This guide provides an overview of events throughout the metro Detroit area to keep you entertained all summer long.
Posted May 12th 2022

Senator Kim LaSata's "2022 Legislative Update"

This report features legislative news, including updates on some of my legislation to help meet the needs of our communities, including law enforcement, and broadband access
Posted April 27th 2022

Senator Kim LaSata's 2022 Agriculture Update

Agriculture is part of our culture, our heritage, and our way of life. Michigan is home to more than 6,000 Centennial and Sesquicentennial Farms. Rural and farming communities make up the majority of our cities and townships, and farming is a way of enjoyed by Michiganders of all ages.
Posted April 27th 2022

Senator Kim LaSata's 2021/2 Winter Guide

Winter is a great time to bundle up and escape to Michigan's great outdoors! Michigan winters offer a wide array of winter activities, from skiing and snowboarding to ice fishing and snowmobiling. This might be the year you try fat tire biking or dog sledding! Whatever your preference, there are endless outdoor recreation opportunities.
Posted December 1st 2021

Senator Kim LaSata's "2021 Senior Update"

After a very difficult year, life is beginning to return to normal. As we resume the activities we have always enjoyed, we do so with a renewed sense of appreciation for the family, friends and activities we once might have taken for granted. As we move forward, I remain committed to doing all I can to protect seniors and vulnerable adults. I will continue to fight for policies that will help to rebuild our economy and will strengthen our neighborhoods and our families.
Posted September 7th 2021

Honoring All Who Served

This report, Honoring All Who Served, provides legislative news, issues of interest to veterans and their families and important contact information to better access benefits and services. I hope you find it useful.
Posted September 7th 2021

Senator Kim LaSata's "2021 Hunting Update"

Fall in Michigan signals the beginning of hunting season. As you begin planning this year’s hunting trip, it is my pleasure to offer you this hunting update with a legislative report, safety tips, hunting resources and more. I hope you find it informative.
Posted September 1st 2021

Senator Kim LaSata's "2021 Legislative Update"

This report features legislative news and updates, primarily focusing on the needs and realities of our community. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but rather highlights of specific items that may have been overlooked during the first part of the current legislative term.
Posted September 1st 2021

Senator Kim LaSata's 2021 Agriculture Update

Michigan’s food and agriculture system is an economic force, supporting hometown jobs and opportunities across the state. As the agriculture industry continues to grow, it is also finding ways to diversify. Not only are we working to strengthen and expand traditional commodities like corn, wheat and dairy, but Michigan’s entrepreneurs also are forging ahead into newer markets such as industrialized hemp and craft brewing.
Posted September 1st 2021

Citizen's Guide to State Government

The intent of this Citizen’s Guide is to provide the public with some of the specific information that is necessary to influence public policy. This guide contains an overview of state government, contact information for state departments and state and federal lawmakers, information about how the lawmaking process works in Michigan, and guidance about how to ensure your message reaches policymakers in the most constructive way.
Posted March 30th 2021

Michigan Taxpayer's Guide

This booklet contains information for your 2021 Michigan property taxes and 2020 individual income taxes, homestead property tax credits, farmland and open space tax relief, and the home heating credit program.
Posted February 16th 2021

Senator Kim LaSata's "How to Effectively Appeal Your Property Tax Assessment"

If you believe your assessment is in error, you may appeal to your local Board of Review and, if necessary, the Michigan Tax Tribunal. No attorney is necessary. This guide, along with your willingness to explore all the possibilities, may help you obtain a favorable adjustment.
Posted January 13th 2021

Senator Kim LaSata's "Winter Guide"

Michigan is the perfect state for those seeking all the adventures that winter has to offer. Families can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, skating, snowmobiling, ice fishing and more during the winter season. With more than 3,000 miles of cross country ski trails, some of the best downhill skiing in the Midwest and 6,400 miles of snowmobile trails, Michigan offers fantastic outdoor recreation opportunities that can still be enjoyed with proper distancing and safety guidelines.
Posted January 4th 2021

Senator Kim LaSata's "Michigan Auto Insurance Update"

Last year, Senate Republicans made reforming our insurance laws our top priority and passed Senate Bill 1 with bipartisan support. When the bill takes effect on July 1, 2020, you will finally be able to choose the coverage that best fits your needs and budget. This brochure will help answer questions you may have about the changes coming to our auto insurance system. Before making a final decision, you should consult with an auto insurance agent, insurance company or financial advisor.
Posted June 9th 2020

Senator Kim LaSata's Legislative Update

This report features legislative news, including updates on some of my legislation to help meet the needs of our communities. Southwest Michigan is such a great place to live and raise a family.
Posted January 1st 2020

Senator Kim LaSata's 2020 Winter Guide

Winter is a great time to bundle up and escape to Michigan's great outdoors! Local festivals and winter events provide more opportunities for outdoor entertainment. This Winter Guide highlights many of these activities statewide and in our community.
Posted December 20th 2019

Senator Kim LaSata's "2019 Back to School Education Update"

We all want children to achieve so they have a great chance at a bright future. It's important that our schools have the resources to provide students with the education and skills they need to succeed. From early literacy to career training, investing in education is one of my top priorities. This Back to School report features legislative news, school safety information and more. I hope you find it useful.
Posted September 3rd 2019

Crime Victim's Rights

For crime victims and adults who wish to prevent crime. In this booklet, you will find Michigan's William Van Regenmorter Crime Victim's Rights Act, a hierarchy of Michigan's court system, and basic information about criminal proceedings. You will also learn how to file an application for crime victim compensation and how to join a victim notification network. For your convenience, a compilation of victim advocates and assistance organizations is listed in the back of this booklet.
Posted September 1st 2019

Ask Yourself. A Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention & Resource Guide

This publication contains information and prevention resources for any individual affected by domestic and sexual violence. Specific topics covered include myths and warning signs of domestic violence and teen dating violence, information regarding date rape drugs and sexual assault prevention, facts on stalking and cyberstalking, abuse reporting procedures, a parent or guardian?s section, suggestions for helping a friend in an abusive situation and what to consider when it?s time to leave an abusive relationship. Throughout this publication, many national, state and local crisis hotlines, professional domestic violence organizations and shelter information have been compiled for your quick reference.
Posted December 7th 2018

Veterans Benefits & Services - For Michigan Veterans Who Served in the Military

For Michigan veterans and their survivors and dependents. This booklet provides information about obtaining veterans benefits and services available through federal, state, and local agencies. Topics range from acquiring a home mortgage, education, employment and insurance to medical treatment and death benefits. Listings include U.S.D.V.A. medical facilities in Michigan and veterans service organizations.
Posted November 17th 2018

Movin' On (Guide for graduating high school students)

For young adults. This handbook contains information for young adults graduating from high school. It discusses important topics such as establishing credit, seeking a higher education, voting, renting, and job search and career planning.
Posted October 8th 2018

Firearms Laws in Michigan

In addition to state statutes concerning firearms, this publication includes selected Michigan Attorney General Opinions that interpret various firearms laws. Also included is a listing of selected state administrative rules that regulate the use of firearms.
Posted April 28th 2018

Services for Seniors

For seniors and their families. To enhance senior living, this booklet describes state programs and services related to tax credits and additional taxation issues, Medicare and Medicaid, nursing homes and other long-term care options, consumer protection, housing, transportation, employment, and senior discount programs.
Posted April 19th 2018

Friend of the Court: Support, Custody, and Visitation for Michigan Children

For divorced parents and others interested in child welfare. The Friend of the Court oversees the welfare of children whose support, custody, and parenting time are the subject of court order because the parents are separated or divorced or they never married. This handbook describes the procedures available for all FOC offices to enforce the court's orders to ensure protection of children's rights to economic and emotional support.
Posted April 10th 2018

Your Child - A Guide to Your Child?s Health and Safety

This publication is a resource guide to your child?s health and safety. Topics include suggestions for choosing a child care provider, common developmental milestones from birth to age 5 years, and information on SIDS, SUID and shaken baby syndrome. Basic tips for home safety and emergency preparedness are also discussed as well as a section that promotes healthy living and good nutrition habits for the entire family. I have also included information on child abuse and neglect prevention and excerpts from the Michigan Child Protection Law, as currently amended.
Posted March 25th 2018

The Legislative Process in Michigan: A Student's Guide

For high school students and interested citizens. How do people legislate laws to govern themselves? How does an idea become a bill? What happens in the legislative process? In addition to lawmaking, what other responsibilities does the Legislature have? Answers to these and other questions are presented in this informative publication.
Posted January 16th 2018

Tenants and Landlords: A Practical Guide

For tenants and landlords. This booklet provides a basic explanation of what happens when a rental agreement is made and serves as a helpful and informative reference tool concerning the rights and responsibilities of the tenant and the landlord.
Posted November 18th 2017

Peace of Mind (Statutory will/patient advocate law/organ donation info)

For mature adults. This booklet provides information about making a will and designating medical care preference in case of incapacity. This booklet contains forms for organ donation, the Michigan Statutory Will, and the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, as well as a personal records form to allow family to locate important legal and personal documents.
Posted July 2nd 2017

Consumer Protection Resource Guide: Be A Knowledgeable Consumer

Of general interest to all consumers. Everything you need to know about consumer rights and Michigan law: how to protect yourself from consumer fraud and how to take legal action.
Posted April 23rd 2017

Changes and Choices: Legal Rights of Senior Adults

This book has been specially prepared as a reference guide to provide information helpful to senior adults. Our hope is that your life will be enriched and empowered by this knowledge and that your senior years will truly be golden. In all cases, the more you know, the better you can provide for your own well-being.
Posted December 20th 2016

For the People... By the People... How State and Local Governments Operate

For the People... By the People... How State and Local Governments Operate For all citizens. To help citizens understand the organization of state and local government, this booklet gives brief descriptions of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of state government, and describes the functions of county, city, township, and village entities of local government. Additional information is provided about local financing and taxation issues.
Posted December 18th 2016

Recycling Coloring and Activity Book

For elementary-age children. Learn how to keep Michigan beautiful with the three Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle.
Posted March 12th 2016

Michigan State Capitol - A Self Guided Tour

Today Michigan's Capitol is nationally recognized for its extraordinary architecture and art. It stands as Michigan?s most important historic building and a proud symbol of the state.
Posted November 7th 2015

Michigan in the Civil War

An overview of Michigan's involvement in the Civil War.
Posted October 10th 2015

Michigan Constitution

Michigan's Constitution and all amendments.
Posted July 10th 2015

Portraits of Michigan: History and Facts on Michigan

For teachers and junior/senior high students. Portraits of Michigan offers a fun way for you to learn about the state in which you live. With this booklet, we hope you enjoy reading about and gain pride in your home state and that you will love Michigan a little more.
Posted May 20th 2015

Michigan State Capitol

Today Michigan's State Capitol is nationally recognized for its extraordinary architecture and art. It stands as Michigan's most important historic building and a proud symbol of the state. Photos, text and artwork highlight interesting views and give information about Michigan's capitol building and its history.
Posted November 7th 2014

Getting to Know Michigan: A Coloring Book

For younger Michiganians in grades 2 to 4. An informative coloring book for kids, it gives interesting tidbits about Michigan's history, colorful folklore, and state symbols.
Posted May 19th 2013

Child Safety Coloring Book

For parents and early elementary-age children. The message of this coloring book is . . . Be smart and be safe . . . On your bicycle, in your home, and in public. This booklet makes a proactive effort to help children to be aware of potentially harmful situations and to avoid them.
Posted October 26th 2011

United States Constitution

This booklet contains the text of the Constitution of the United States with all amendments, as well as the Declaration of Independence.
Posted April 1st 2011