News From Rep. Lasinski

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...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) introduced a bill today as part 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.

“I am proud to be part of the introduction of this important package of bills,” said Lasinski. “This legislation will not only increase transparency for our...

Monday, January 30, 2017

“I am pleased to announce that I will be serving on three critical committees this session: the House Communications and Technology Committee, the House Insurance Committee and the House Energy Committee. I would like to thank Speaker Tom Leonard and Democratic Leader Sam Singh for showing their confidence in me by appointing me to serve as the Democratic vice chair of the House Energy Committee. All three of these industries are crucial for the successful...

Friday, January 27, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has been elected to serve as chairwoman of the Progressive Women’s Caucus, a group of bicameral Lansing legislators committed to fighting for equal pay, paid sick leave, equal access to affordable health care and other critical issues affecting women and their families. Other leaders elected include state Rep. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) as vice chairwoman, state Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) as secretary and state Rep. Leslie Love (D-Detroit) as treasurer.