News From Rep. Cochran

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

LANSING - State Representative Tom Cochran (D-Mason) saw his bill creating an income tax check-off for ALS of Michigan win approval in the House Tax Policy Committee today. House Bill 4085 will next move to the House floor for a vote. ALS, more popularly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a neuromuscular disease that affects a person’s ability to move, speak, swallow, and breathe.

“Those of us who know someone who has Lou...

Thursday, February 7, 2013

LANSING - State Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing) was joined by state Reps. Tom Cochran (D-Mason), Theresa Abed (D-Grand Ledge), Tom Leonard (R-Dewitt) and Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) in introducing House Resolution 22, which calls on Congress to intervene to prevent the closure of the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Processing and Distribution Center in Lansing. Members of the Legislative Capitol Caucus signed on to the resolution in an effort to...

Thursday, February 7, 2013

MASON - State Representative Tom Cochran (D-Mason) invites residents to join him for the first of what will be regular coffee hours to discuss their thoughts and ideas about improving state government.

Rep. Cochran will host his February coffee hours on:

  • Friday, Feb. 8, from 9 to10 a.m. at Bestsellers Bookstore, 360 S. Jefferson St., Mason.
  • Monday, Feb. 18, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Sunnyside Cafe, 725 W. Grand River Ave.,
  • ...
Thursday, February 7, 2013

LANSING - State Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing) was joined by state Reps. Tom Cochran (D-Mason), Theresa Abed (D-Grand Ledge), Tom Leonard (R-Dewitt) and Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) in introducing House Resolution 22, which calls on Congress to intervene to prevent the closure of the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Processing and Distribution Center in Lansing. Members of the Legislative Capitol Caucus signed on to the resolution in an effort to...

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

LANSING - State Representatives Theresa Abed (D-Grand Ledge) and Tom Cochran (D-Mason) urged redirecting $94.9 million in unspent General Fund dollars from 2012 into the state’s School Aid Fund to offset cuts to education funding. Over the past two years, almost $2 billion has been diverted from school funding to pay for massive tax breaks that haven’t created any jobs.

“This money needs to go to our schools and our students to undo...

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