News From Rep. Kosowski

Monday, October 19, 2015

LANSING — House Democratic Whip Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) testified before the House Regulatory Reform Committee last week as it took up two of his bills. House Bill 4669 would allow Michigan casinos to take bets on sporting events. HB 4670 would allow betting on simulcast horse racing.

“Michigan casinos are losing out on revenue because our current laws don’t provide for betting that is allowed elsewhere,” Kosowski said. “My bills will draw increased activity to...

House Democratic Whip Robert Kosowski (D-Westland), right, listens as Joseph Asher, CEO of William Hill, a bookmaker based in the United Kingdom, testifies in front of the House Regulatory Reform Committee on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, in the House Office Building in Lansing. On the left is William Hill Director of Business Development Dan Shapiro. The committee was debating legislation Kosowski introduced, House Bills 4669 and 4670, which would allow casino betting on sporting events and horse racing, respec
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

LANSING — House Democratic Whip Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) was proud to see legislation he introduced, House Bill 4022, pass the House Committee on Families, Children and Seniors. The bill requires Department of Health and Human Services caseworkers to review credit information of children in foster care to ensure no one has stolen their identity.

“Kids in foster care are some of our most vulnerable citizens, and unfortunately, some people would take advantage of that,” Kosowski...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) has sponsored legislation as part of a 20-bill package to improve the way Michigan treats youth offenders. Kosowski is one of 13 sponsors from both parties that want to help rehabilitate juveniles that commit a crime, rather than simply locking them away.

“Many young people have made mistakes, got a second chance and went on to become productive, law-abiding members of society. Others never got that chance,” Kosowski...

State Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) speaks at a press conference about legislation to help youth offenders on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in the state Capitol in Lansing.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

LANSING — House Democratic Whip Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) was proud to announce his appointment to the House Military and Veterans Committee. Kosowski, now in his second term, served on the committee during his first term in the House.

“I am very excited to be back on the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee,” Kosowski said. “I am all for helping veterans in any way I can, and I look forward to working on legislation that could...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) was honored to take part in a ceremonial bill signing for House Bill 4985, which became Public Act 439 of 2014 when it passed both the House and Senate and Gov. Rick Snyder signed it into law. The governor held a ceremonial signing today, and Kosowski was joined by Wayne-Westland firefighter David Polite and his son Tyler, and fellow state Rep. Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights), whose district includes...

State Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) holds a copy of House Bill 4985 with Gov. Rick Snyder at a ceremonial bill signing on Wednesday, May 12, 2015. Also pictured are Wayne-Westland firefighter David Polite, his son Tyler and state Representative Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights).