News From Rep. Cochran

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

MASON — State Representative Tom Cochran (D-Mason) listened to his constituents in Michigan’s 67th House District talk about the need for tax relief for working families during a town hall attended by about 30 people Monday night in Mason. Rep. Cochran has sponsored bills to create tax equality in Michigan and to expand the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income working families.

“Michiganders are working harder than ever, sometimes holding two or even three...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

LANSING — Members of the Michigan House Democratic Caucus will be holding a series of listening tour town halls throughout the state of Michigan in the coming weeks in order to hear state residents express their top concerns about our state. The “This is Your House” listening tour events kicked off with a town hall event hosted by state Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) yesterday, and eight more events will take place through April 17....

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
LANSING — State Reps. Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park), Tom Cochran (D-Mason) and Jim Ellison (D-Royal Oak) and state Sen. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) introduced legislation today to create tax equality by cutting taxes for 94 percent of Michigan families, those making $200,000 a year or less.

The Democrats’ plan comes after the House Republicans’ failed attempt to eliminate or reduce the state income tax in the wee hours of the morning on Feb. 23....

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Tom Cochran (D-Mason) invites his constituents to join him for a “This is Your House” listening tour town hall to be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10, at the Mason Historical Museum Auditorium, 200 E. Oak St. in Mason. Special guests will include Michigan League for Public Policy legislative coordinator Rachel Richards and Doug C. Drake, the former director for the Michigan Treasury Department’s Office of Revenue and Tax...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Tom Cochran (D-Mason) and Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) introduced legislation today to financially strengthen working families in Michigan by revitalizing the Earned Income Tax Credit. The EITC is a refundable tax credit available to low- and middle-income individuals to offset taxes that are paid on wages. Cochran’s bill would restore the state ETIC to 20 percent of the federal level, and Pagan’s bill would raise it to 25 percent. State Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) joins Cochran and...

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