News From Rep. Cochran

Monday, July 17, 2017

LANSING — Today, House and Senate Democrats announced their “Michigan Jobs First” plan aimed at keeping jobs and tax dollars in Michigan. Unlike other states, the state of Michigan does not give any meaningful financial preference to Michigan businesses and workers in contracts, even though these homegrown businesses contribute far more to our economy than out-of-state firms. Only 78 percent of state dollars were spent on contracts to Michigan firms, according to a 2013...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

LANSING — Michigan House Democrats announced plans to hold health care town halls across the state this summer the day after they formally introduced a resolution to protect individuals’ right to high-quality, affordable health care options. The resolution, called the Michigan Health Care Bill of Rights, was announced at a press conference in May and was officially introduced to the Legislature yesterday after being signed by every member of the House Democratic Caucus.

“Every person...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Tom Cochran (D-Mason) said he is deeply disappointed that House Republicans stood in the way of the passage of the “Good Jobs” package, which could have brought thousands of good-paying jobs to Michigan. The House of Representatives remained in session until nearly midnight Tuesday in hopes of passing the legislation only to adjourn for three weeks without passing it because House Speaker Tom Leonard (R-DeWitt) feared Gov. Rick Snyder might have...

Monday, May 22, 2017

LANSING –– State House and Senate Democrats announced a new plan today to resist Congressional Republican health care cuts that have already passed the U.S. House. The Democratic plan would shield hundreds of thousands of Michigan families who stand to see their costs skyrocket, coverage reduced or health insurance disappear altogether. The last Congressional Budget Office estimate found that 24 million Americans would lose health insurance under the Republican plan.

The Michigan Democrats’ “Health...

State Rep. Tom Cochran (D-Mason) speaks on the House Democrats’ plan to protect health care through the Michigan Health Care Bill of Rights at a press conference in Lansing on Monday, May 22, 2017. Left to right: Garrett Clinard of Ingham County, Ed Weberman of White Lake, Rep. Tom Cochran (D-Mason).
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Tom Cochran (D-Mason), Kristy Pagan (D-Canton), Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) and Bill Sowerby (D-Clinton Township) joined members of the Oil and Water Don’t Mix coalition at a press conference today calling for the termination of the easement that allows Line 5 to operate on the public bottomlands. Rep. Rabhi introduced House Resolution 51, which urges Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette to close the Enbridge Line 5 pipelines that...

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