News From Rep. Cochran

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...

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...

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...

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