News From Rep. Lasinski

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.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

LANSING — Last night, House Democrats voted to save the earned heath care benefits of Michigan’s retired first responders. Last week, hundreds of police officers and firefighters, including many from state Rep. Donna Lasinski’s (D-Scio Township) community, rallied against proposals from Republican legislators which could have gutted health care for local heroes. During an all-night session, Legislative Republicans accepted the recommendation of House Democrats to instead implement the reforms of the bipartisan Responsible Retirement Reform...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Legislation tackles industry practices that keep rates high

LANSING — A group of House Democratic legislators have introduced legislation that could reduce the high cost of premiums while extending consumer protections to those who buy insurance. The bill package would address home and auto insurance rates, in addition to improving the process by which consumers learn about and shop for policies. The bills would also deal with the manner in which insurance companies handle their...