News From Rep. Kosowski

Friday, February 5, 2016

LANSING — This week, state Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) introduced legislation that would exempt students purchasing college textbooks from paying taxes. "Statistics show that the average student who graduated in 2015 will have a student-loan debt amount of a little more than $35,000," Kosowski said. "While my legislation isn't necessarily the answer to this student debt issue, it is a way for students to find a little reprieve while purchasing required textbooks."

House Bill 5309...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

LANSING – Yesterday, state Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) saw his legislation pass the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously and make it one step further in the legislative process. 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...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

LANSING — Last week, state Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) introduced legislation that would require public agencies to use a Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) process when contracting for architectural, engineering, or land surveying services. QBS is a competitive contract procurement process in which consulting firms submit qualifications to a public owner, who in turn evaluates and selects the firm that is the most qualified for the project. Kosowski is leading the nine-bill bipartisan package, which would bring Michigan...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LANSING — On the final day of 2015, state Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) saw his House Bill 4742 signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. This legislation, now Public Act 255 of 2015, is part of a four-bill, bipartisan, bicameral package that will help ensure collection of child support payments when parents live in different states or countries.

“In divorce and child custody situations, we must make sure the child’s best interests are being preserved,”...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The following is an opinion from State Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland).  Representative Kosowski represents Michigan’s 16th District.

Last night, Gov. Rick Snyder gave his sixth State of the State address. Not surprisingly, a large portion of his speech was directed toward the water crisis in Flint. I was happy to hear the governor accept responsibility for allowing this catastrophe to reach the level it has. We must remember that this is not a partisan issue, nor should...

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