News From Rep. Lasinski

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...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) praised the passage today of a bipartisan legislative package that would extend Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to apply to the governor’s office and would create a similar Legislative Open Records Act to apply to the state Legislature.

“When I came to Lansing, I felt it was important that we work to restore the public’s trust in their state government, which is why I focused my...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) introduced House Resolution 33 today to declare March 8, 2017, as International Women’s Day in the state of Michigan. This year marks the 106th anniversary of the international celebration, originally known as International Working Women’s Day. Lasinski’s resolution recognizes the struggles women have faced around the world and commemorates the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

“Women are a majority of the...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) introduced a bill yesterday to amend the Michigan Public Improvements Act to allow townships to use special assessments to fund broadband and communications projects in their areas that still need high-speed internet.

“I hear from constituents each day that they are unable to complete everyday tasks due to their lack of broadband,” said Lasinski. “Some municipalities in my district are now taking it upon themselves to explore...

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