News From Rep. Cochran

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.
Monday, June 22, 2015

A town hall on mineral rights and oil drilling with Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-Meridian Twp.), originally scheduled for tonight at the Mason Historical Museum, 200 E. Oak St. in Mason, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., has been POSTPONED due to severe weather. A make-up date will be announced soon. Sorry for the inconvenience, and stay safe tonight!

Friday, June 12, 2015

In order to keep you and your neighbors better informed about the legislation we discuss, I am posting the agenda for any scheduled committee meetings at the beginning of the week and an update with any votes that were taken that week in committee or on the House floor. I hope you find this information helpful and please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance. 


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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

LANSING – House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), state Representative Tom Cochran (D-Mason), minority vice chairman of the House Committee on Insurance, House Insurance Committee member and Detroit Caucus Chair Rep. Brian Banks (D-Detroit), Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) and Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) said today that the Senate plan to cut auto insurance rates for Detroit drivers by severely limiting coverage available for accident victims is a bad deal for Detroit...