News From Rep. Lasinski

Thursday, March 8, 2018

LANSING — Yesterday, the House passed Senate Bill 353, which would prevent local governments from protecting Michigan families by regulating the information employers can request, require or exclude during the interview process. Many of the issues with SB 353 were due to its threat to worsen pay equity in the state. By preventing local governments from regulating what information is acceptable to request or require in a job interview, the Legislature has opened a door to allow...

State Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) speaks out against Senate Bill 353 on the House floor in Lansing on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
Monday, February 26, 2018

LANSING — House Democrats unveiled their Building Opportunity agenda today at a press conference in the Capitol building, outlining their key priorities for 2018. The Democrats’ Building Opportunity agenda calls for a new focus on working families, prioritizing legislation that would drive the state economy forward and give Michiganders the freedom to build the life they want, with the good-paying job they need to support their family and retire in dignity.

“After seven years of...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) testified in front of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee today in favor of her House Resolution 191, which supports the initiative to bring the first Fisher House to Michigan. The Fisher House would be established in Ann Arbor to provide lodging for the family of veterans who visit the Veterans’ Administration Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS).

“Michigan is home to hundreds of thousands of veterans, many of...

State Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) testifies in favor of her House Resolution 191 to bring the first Fisher House to Michigan during the House Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs meeting in Lansing on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Rep. Lasinski is joined by James Dempsey, secretary for Fisher House Michigan and 28-year member of the Army and Air Force Medical Service Corps.
Thursday, January 25, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) applauded Gov. Rick Snyder’s announcement in his last State of the State address that he would be seeking an expansion of broadband internet service so that every Michigan family has equal access to high-speed internet. 

“I am looking forward to working with the governor’s office on expanding broadband internet," said Rep. Lasinski. “Too many of my neighbors lack access to the high-speed internet service they need so that entrepreneurs...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

LANSING — Tonight, the House and Senate convened for a joint legislative session to hear Gov. Rick Snyder give his eighth and final State of the State address. In response, state Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) issued the following statement:

“As the governor works to establish his legacy after seven years in office, too many families throughout Western Washtenaw County are still struggling to experience a comeback. Instead, many families in my district are still...

State Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) attends Gov. Rick Snyder’s eighth State of the State address with special guest Tim Hutchins of IBEW Local 252, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at the state Capitol in Lansing.