School has started and the crisp air this week is letting us know that fall is right around the corner. I hope you and your families had a great summer and restful Labor Day weekend. As legislative session began again this week, I look forward to continuing to hear your priorities and to keeping you updated on the work being done in Lansing.
As always, you can contact my staff and me at (517) 373-0828, by email at DonnaLasinski@house.mi.gov or by visiting my website at RepLasinski.com, with any questions, thoughts or suggestions.
For an update from Lansing after our first month back in legislative session, please come to my next scheduled coffee hour:
Monday, Oct. 2, from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Chelsea Senior Center
512 Washington St., Chelsea
We have toured the district a few times now at various times throughout the week and on weekends. If we have missed you, let us know what time and place would work best for you.
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Film Series: Climate Change: Issues and Responses
Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m.
Michigan Friends Center
7748 Clark Lake Road
Come learn how you can help address the issue of climate change. This six-week film series illustrates the contributing factors to global warming and ways people can help.
Movie Under the Stars
There’s one more free movie under the stars in Whitmore Lake this year! The Secret Life of Pets will be playing on Sept. 15. More info here:
The Michigan Legislature is back to session this week. House Session is held Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays starting at noon. If you would like to watch session live, you can tune in here:
For more information about bills coming before us for votes, committee meetings and much more, please visit: www.legislature.mi.gov. Contact my staff for more information about fully utilizing this helpful site.
Auto No-Fault Insurance
As a member of the House Insurance Committee, I believe work is necessary to address the complex problem of Michigan’s high cost of auto insurance. I am looking forward to taking steps with my colleagues to work toward a meaningful reduction in rates. With my work in committee and in the House of Representatives, I will promote policies to help provide more affordable auto insurance options while ensuring that accident victims are able to regain and maintain productive lives.
The Michigan eLibrary offers a wide array of resources and tools to help children, teens and adults be successful in learning. Meet your education needs, or those of your kids, with homework tutorials, test preparation materials, databases and much more: http://www.mel.org/
If your child is not of school age just yet, there are many opportunities around the community to help with your child’s development. The Washtenaw Intermediate School District website is a great place to start looking: http://washtenawisd.org/departments/early-childhood
I hope you have found this information useful. Please contact my office if we can be of any assistance.