News From Rep. Cochran

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...

Friday, February 1, 2013

LANSING - State Representatives Theresa Abed (D-Grand Ledge) and Tom Cochran (D-Mason) today reminded Michigan’s low-income working families that the state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) can mean extra money back in their tax refund.

“For low-or moderate-income working families who are still eligible under the new tax law, the Earned Income Tax Credit will allow them to keep more of their paycheck so they can pay their bills and keep food on...

Friday, February 1, 2013

LANSING - State Representatives Tom Cochran (Mason) and Kate Segal (Battle Creek) urged the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to closely watch Enbridge Energy’s repairs to pipleline 6B, which burst in 2010 and polluted the Kalamazoo River. The Michigan Public Service Commission is expected to approve Enbridge’s application to replace, construct and operate the crude oil and petroleum pipeline through Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Jackson, Ingham, Oakland, Macomb and St. Clair...

Tuesday, January 29, 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 and March 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
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

LANSING - State Representatives Tom Cochran (D-Mason), Theresa Abed (D-Grand Ledge) and Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) announced today that they have received their committee assignments. Rep. Cochran will be serving on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Insurance Committee. Rep. Abed will be serving on the House Committees on Education, Insurance and Regulatory Reform. Rep Singh with serve on the House Appropriations Committee, as the Minority Vice Chair on the...