News From Rep. Cochran

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...

Monday, September 28, 2015

LANSING – Democrats in the state House and Senate announced a defining package of bills today to strengthen Michigan’s middle class and reverse one of the largest tax shifts in Michigan history. Called the Blueprint for Michigan’s Families, the bills take aim at stagnant incomes and tax increases which make it difficult to achieve and sustain a middle-class quality of life while coping with the rising costs of living.

“The cost of living is getting...

State Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-Meridian Twp.), left, and House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), right, stand beside state Representative Tom Cochran (D-Mason) as he talks about the Blueprint for Michigan Families in the House Democratic Press Room in Lansing on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. The Blueprint for Michigan Families is a Democratic-sponsored plan to strengthen Michigan’s middle class and reverse one of the largest tax shifts in Michigan history.