News From Rep. Lasinski

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...

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...

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...

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