Rep. Lasinski’s Capitol and Community Updates 4-26-17

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hello Friend,

Welcome to my latest e-newsletter. Keep reading for updates from Lansing and right here in the 52nd House District! Of course, please feel free to contact my office if you have any questions, concerns or ideas about legislation. You can contact me and my staff at (517) 373-0828, by email at DonnaLasinski@house.mi.gov or by visiting my website at RepLasinski.com.

Coffee Hour

Please join me for my next coffee hour to discuss what’s happening in Lansing and in Washtenaw County:

Monday, May 15, from 6-7 p.m.

Dexter District Library Meeting Room

3255 Alpine St. in Dexter

Don’t worry if you can’t make it — this email list will keep you up-to-date on future coffee hours. And of course, always feel free to call or email my office to ask questions or voice an opinion.

What To Do In HD 52

Taste of Saline

Mark your calendars for May 10 for Taste of Saline! Enjoy samples of food from Saline’s many fabulous restaurants and other establishments while talented artists and musicians from the area perform. Contact my office for more information.

Legislative Update

Budget

Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have been working on budget negotiations with the aim of completing next year’s budget by June. You can learn all about the ins and outs of the budget process by going to the State Budget Office website.

One of my favorite state resources illustrates very clearly where our state monies come from and where they are spent. Please let my office know if you would like a hard copy of this poster to better understand how our state revenue and budget are distributed.

As budget negotiations continue, please know that I will be striving to ensure we Michiganders have high-quality schools, passable roads and affordable college for our children, businesses and families. If you have budget priorities you would like to share with me, please don’t hesitate to email or call my office.

Helpful Resources

Gov. Rick Snyder has declared April as Safe Digging Month. Remember: before you start digging, contact MISS DIG 811 by dialing 8-1-1, or visiting www.missdig811.org.

To learn more about who makes up the Michigan Legislature and how the legislative process works, I encourage you to read the Citizen’s Guide to State Government. You can access it electronically or contact my office for a hard copy.

I hope you’ve found this information useful. Please contact my office if we can be of any assistance.