News From Rep. Lasinski

Thursday, September 21, 2017

LANSING — Michigan House and Senate Democrats today called on their Republican colleagues to adopt the Michigan Health Care Bill of Rights now that session in both chambers has resumed.

The resolutions, House Resolution 139 and Senate Resolution 68, would preserve key aspects of the health care system in Michigan, which remain at risk as Congress prepares to attempt another repeal of existing health care laws before Sept. 30.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) honored fallen Detroit Fire Department Firefighter Kevin Vance Ramsey of Dexter today during the state House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 ceremony. Rep. Lasinski read Mr. Ramsey’s name during the ceremony that honors first responders who died in the line of duty the previous year and those lost in the 2001 attacks. Mr. Ramsey’s wife, Amy, was in attendance as he was honored during the ceremony.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

“I am deeply disappointed that we continue to take money out of classrooms. The bill that made its way out of the House today does not address even one dollar of the enormous unfunded legacy pension liability. It merely shifts costs from state-negotiated and state-managed retirement plans into classroom budgets — shortchanging our students once again. We should be focusing on the serious problems in our state, like job creation and road repair, instead of...

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...

State Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) speaks on the House Democrats’ plan to protect health care through the Michigan Health Care Bill of Rights at a press conference in Lansing on Monday, May 22, 2017. Left to right: Garrett Clinard of Ingham County, Ed Weberman of White Lake, Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township).
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...

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