News From Rep. Lasinski

Thursday, June 15, 2017

“I am deeply disappointed that we continue to take money out of classrooms. The bill that made its way out of the House today does not address even one dollar of the enormous unfunded legacy pension liability. It merely shifts costs from state-negotiated and state-managed retirement plans into classroom budgets — shortchanging our students once again. We should be focusing on the serious problems in our state, like job creation and road repair, instead of...

Monday, May 22, 2017

LANSING –– State House and Senate Democrats announced a new plan today to resist Congressional Republican health care cuts that have already passed the U.S. House. The Democratic plan would shield hundreds of thousands of Michigan families who stand to see their costs skyrocket, coverage reduced or health insurance disappear altogether. The last Congressional Budget Office estimate found that 24 million Americans would lose health insurance under the Republican plan.

The Michigan Democrats’ “Health...

State Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) speaks on the House Democrats’ plan to protect health care through the Michigan Health Care Bill of Rights at a press conference in Lansing on Monday, May 22, 2017. Left to right: Garrett Clinard of Ingham County, Ed Weberman of White Lake, Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township).
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

“The School Aid Fund budget that was presented to us tonight fell short of what Michigan’s students deserve. I could not, in good conscience, vote for this bill knowing that it decreased funding for every school in western Washtenaw County by thousands of dollars, while increasing the funding for a single cyber school by more than $200,000, compared to the governor’s Executive Recommendation. Our school districts are academically high-performing schools that bring our communities together...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

LANSING — Members of the Michigan House Democratic Caucus will be holding a series of listening tour town halls throughout the state of Michigan in the coming weeks in order to hear state residents express their top concerns about our state. The “This is Your House” listening tour events kicked off with a town hall event hosted by state Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) yesterday, and eight more events will take place through April 17....

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) introduced a bill today to establish CrowdHydrology citizen science in Michigan. The program would engage the public in water-surface monitoring using stream staff gauges in the state’s watersheds. The bill, House Bill 4402, will help encourage the installation of staff gauges, which are often costly and difficult to obtain a permit for, by allowing them to be placed in Michigan’s watersheds without a permit.

“I am proud...

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