News From Rep. Kosowski

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

LANSING — Yesterday, state Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) saw his legislation be signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder.

House Bill 4478 would add companion animals to personal protection orders.  "Often, in domestic violence situations, the perpetrator of the abuse will use a family pet as a way to control their human victims," Kosowski said.  "In essence, my legislation would add a check box so that a domestic violence victim can include his or her pet...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The following is an opinion from House Democratic Whip and state Representative Robert L. Kosowski (D-Westland).

Recently, a piece of legislation has been introduced that would repeal the Downtown Development Authority Act (DDA). The DDA was passed in 1975 by the state of Michigan as a way to give municipalities an economic development tool they could use to rebuild and reposition their downtowns, increase taxable values and encourage private investment.

In the past 40 years since its...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Unfortunately it is an all-too familiar headline: “School shooting leaves several dead, more injured.” It is an epidemic that we in this country should not have to live through nor tolerate. Ensuring our children are safe while at school should be one of this country’s top priorities.

When I came to Lansing three years ago, I knew one of my main focuses as a legislator would be to look at Michigan’s statutes regarding protecting children and try to strengthen...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) and Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights) are pleased to spread the word about a new medical center serving their communities. The Wayne Health Center, located at the corner of Van Born and Venoy roads, will serve residents of Inkster, Romulus, Wayne and Westland.

“I’m thrilled that western Wayne County residents will have more options when it comes to primary health care services,” Geiss said. “Our county...

Thursday, March 17, 2016

LANSING — Yesterday, House Democratic Whip and state Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) was appointed to the Michigan Commission on Uniform State Laws (MCUSL) by Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter (R-Mount Pleasant). 

The MCUSL is the Michigan delegation to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.  The delegation meets with commissioners from other states to try and bring uniformity to state law where wide variations between states could complicate the resolution of interstate...

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