News From Rep. Cochran

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.

Prohibit DEQ from promulgating...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

LANSING — Representatives Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) and Tom Cochran (D-Mason) introduced a package of bills to call for more state oversight for oil and gas pipelines throughout Michigan. The bills aim to enhance pipeline safety and increase protection for Michigan’s economic and natural resources.

“The Great Lakes and the people of Michigan are irreplaceable,” said Rep. Roberts. “As...

Monday, October 6, 2014

LANSING — State Representatives Theresa Abed (D-Grand Ledge) and Tom Cochran (D-Mason) joined with state Rep. Andy Schor (D-Lansing) and senior citizens at a press conference today to highlight the Democratic plan to repeal Republican tax increases that have hurt Michigan’s middle-class seniors.

“This tax on senior retirement income has made life more difficult for many retirees who are struggling just to make ends meet,” said Abed. “It’s an unfair tax...