News From Rep. Cochran

Friday, February 1, 2013

LANSING - State Representatives Theresa Abed (D-Grand Ledge) and Tom Cochran (D-Mason) today reminded Michigan’s low-income working families that the state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) can mean extra money back in their tax refund.

“For low-or moderate-income working families who are still eligible under the new tax law, the Earned Income Tax Credit will allow them to keep more of their paycheck so they can pay their bills and keep food on...

Friday, February 1, 2013

LANSING - State Representatives Tom Cochran (Mason) and Kate Segal (Battle Creek) urged the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to closely watch Enbridge Energy’s repairs to pipleline 6B, which burst in 2010 and polluted the Kalamazoo River. The Michigan Public Service Commission is expected to approve Enbridge’s application to replace, construct and operate the crude oil and petroleum pipeline through Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Jackson, Ingham, Oakland, Macomb and St. Clair...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

MASON - State Representative Tom Cochran (D-Mason) invites residents to join him for the first of what will be regular coffee hours to discuss their thoughts and ideas about improving state government.

Rep. Cochran will host his February and March coffee hours on:

  • Friday, Feb. 8, from 9 to10 a.m. at Bestsellers Bookstore, 360 S. Jefferson St., Mason.
  • Monday, Feb. 18, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Sunnyside Cafe, 725 W. Grand
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

LANSING - State Representatives Tom Cochran (D-Mason), Theresa Abed (D-Grand Ledge) and Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) announced today that they have received their committee assignments. Rep. Cochran will be serving on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Insurance Committee. Rep. Abed will be serving on the House Committees on Education, Insurance and Regulatory Reform. Rep Singh with serve on the House Appropriations Committee, as the Minority Vice Chair on the...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

LANSING - State Representative Theresa Abed (D-Grand Ledge) and Tom Cochran (D-Mason) said today that, contrary to Governor Rick Snyder’s claims in his State of the State address, Republican policies have damaged Michigan’s middle-class families and have failed to kick-start an economic recovery in Michigan.

“It’s another example of the disconnect between the Governor and our middle class families who continue to struggle to make ends meet. Governor Snyder has pushed for policies...