News From Rep. Kosowski

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).
Thursday, April 23, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) was pleased that his colleagues passed House Resolution 61 on Wednesday. Kosowski sponsored the resolution to mark April 24 as a day of remembrance for the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923. Many of those fleeing the genocide came to the United States, and Michigan is home to a vibrant Armenian-American population.

“It’s important that we honor the victims and survivors of this terrible tragedy and ensure that we prevent...

Monday, April 20, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland), the House Democratic Whip, took part in a press conference Thursday afternoon in the Capitol to announce legislation to better protect victims of domestic violence. The bipartisan, six-bill package will help victims of partner violence and their families stay safe. Kosowski’s bill would allow victims to add a companion animal to a personal protection order (PPO) against an abuser.

“Domestic abuse is about control, and sadly, abusers often...

Monday, March 30, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) introduced legislation to allow employees in Michigan to receive paid time off to care for a newly adopted child. House Bill 4223 would require businesses with 50 employees or more to provide two weeks of paid leave so that parents can care for their new child.

“With roughly 3,000 children ready to be adopted in the Michigan foster care system, we should be doing everything we can to...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WESTLAND — State Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) was excited to visit Mrs. Hamilton and Mrs. Devine’s kindergarten class at Wildwood Elementary School for March is Reading Month. Kosowski read “The Tooth Book” by Dr. Seuss to the students. Kosowski visited several classrooms throughout the month to celebrate the importance of reading.

“Visiting classrooms and reading to kids is one of the best parts of my job,” Kosowski said. “Instilling a love of reading in children...

State Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) reads “The Tooth Book” to kindergartners at Wildwood Elementary School on Friday, March 20, 2015.