Capitol & Community Update

Friday, April 20, 2018

Hello friends,

Hopefully, we experienced the last blast of winter this week! I am looking forward to celebrating Earth Day this Sunday. Earth Day was started in 1970 to celebrate the beauty of Earth and raise awareness about the importance of its environmental protection. This annual event is observed on April 22 and is now celebrated in more than 190 countries. As we head further into spring, and eventually into summer, we can all work to do our part to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and protect this wonderful state we call home. I was also happy to meet with Honey Creek student Charlotte Tierney, a state’s Earth Day poster competition winners.

As always, you can contact my staff and me at (517) 373-0828, by email at DonnaLasinski@house.mi.govWater is essential to our livelihoods, and as we are surrounded by 1/5 of the world’s fresh water, it is at the core of our identity. I have received many calls, emails, and letters expressing concerns about recent water decisions. I wanted to take a moment to address them here and to encourage you to keep advocating for our natural resources.

é’s water withdrawal permit request to increase its groundwater withdrawal limits has been approved by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. éCome join me in discussing the future of Michigan’s budget. I’ll take time to answer any questions or concerns you may have about the Legislatures goals with this year’s state budget.

When: Chelsea District Library McKune Room, 221 S. Main St. in Chelsea

What To Do In HD 52

National Drug Take Back Day

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 28th aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Come turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal at the Saline Police Department. To find out more about this national initiative, or to find other locations, visit the DEA website here: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html

When:When Monday, April 30, 7– 8:00 p.m.
Where: Chelsea District Library, the McKune Room -
When:
Where: Saline District Library - Supported by the United Way, 2-1-1 is a free service linking people with information or agencies for help with energy assistance, high utility bills, and other needs. The calls are confidential, and answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

: Toll-free 1-800-422-4453.

April is Safe Digging Month

I hope you’ve found this information useful. As I’ve said before, please feel free to reach out to my office with any comments or concerns. I look forward to hearing from you!

State Representative Donna Lasinski