News From Rep. Cochran

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LANSING — Capital-area members of the Michigan House Democratic Caucus were ceremonially sworn in to serve in the Michigan House of Representatives for the 99th Legislature in 2017-18. The three Ingham County Democratic representatives said that their priorities in office will mirror those of the working families, seniors and students of mid-Michigan.

“As legislators, we have a large task ahead of us. From bringing back jobs with good wages to our state to properly funding...

State Rep. Tom Cochran (D-Mason) is ceremonially sworn in by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the state Capitol in Lansing. With him are his staffers, Joe Fedewa and Ashleigh Kline.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

LANSING — Four House Democrats are introducing a package of legislation that would extend consumer protections to people who buy insurance and reduce the high cost of premiums. The legislation would address home and auto insurance and affect everything from the way students learn about insurance to the ways people shop for policies and the manner in which insurance companies handle their customers’ personal information.

“Nearly every person will have to buy an auto or...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Tom Cochran (D-Mason) applauded the efforts of InvenTeam Williamston today at a presentation featuring the team members, who were recently awarded a substantial grant from the Lemelson-MIT Program — one of only 14 schools in the nation to receive the grant.

“I couldn’t be prouder of the accomplishments of these amazing individuals that make up an extraordinary team,” Cochran said. “This grant not only puts Williamston on the map as a...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LANSING — Despite Gov. Rick Snyder’s assurances to the contrary in tonight’s State of the State address, middle-class families have struggled under five years of leadership from Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-led Legislature, state Representatives Tom Cochran (D-Mason) and Andy Schor (D-Lansing) said Tuesday night. Rather than doubling down on Gov. Snyder’s failed agenda, the legislators said it’s time to create a Michigan that works for school kids, college students, families, seniors and small-business...

State Representative Tom Cochran (D-Mason) attends the State of the State address at the Michigan State Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. With Rep. Cochran is President Brent Knight of Lansing Community College.
Thursday, December 10, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Tom Cochran (D-Mason) applauded the passage of legislation today that would raise the amount of reward money a county could offer an individual for an arrest or conviction, or for information that leads to an arrest or conviction. The current amount of $2,000 was set in 1927 and has not been increased since. House Bill 4292 would raise that amount to $20,000.

“It is imperative that we give law enforcement officials...