News From Rep. Cochran

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

In order to help make our state government more transparent and accessible to my constituents, each week that there is session I am going to post to my website a synopsis of the work each House committee will do for the week. This will include the time and location for the meeting as well as any bills or presentations the committee will hear. Each agenda item will include the bill number, the sponsor, and a...

Friday, January 16, 2015

MASON – State Representative Tom Cochran (D-Mason) invites residents to join him for coffee to discuss their thoughts and ideas about improving state government. He will be joined by first-term state Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-East Lansing).

Rep. Cochran will hold his January coffee hour:

  • Friday, Jan. 23, from 9-10 a.m. at Bestsellers’ Extra, 360 S. Jefferson St. in Mason.

Rep. Cochran encourages people to sign up for his e-newsletter, which will provide brief...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Tom Cochran (D-Mason) applauded Gov. Rick Snyder for signing Senate Bill 211 into law yesterday. The legislation makes worker’s compensation benefits available to firefighters who develop cancer because of the toxic chemicals they are exposed to on the job.

“Firefighters face a lot of workplace hazards – from collapsing roofs to burns and smoke inhalation – which you do not have in other lines of work. There is also...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Tom Cochran (D-Mason) was sworn in today to begin his second term as the legislator for the 67th Michigan House District, along with state Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing), who represents the 68th District, and state Representative Sam Singh (D-East Lansing), who represents the 69th District.

“The start of a new legislative session presents new opportunities to serve families in Ingham County and across our state,”...

Monday, December 22, 2014

In order to keep you and your neighbors better informed about the legislation we discuss, I am posting the agenda for any scheduled committee meetings at the beginning of the week and an update with any votes that were taken that week in committee or on the House floor. I hope you find this information helpful and please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance.

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