News From Rep. Cook Scott

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit) said today that she is considering legislation to assist police departments and police officers’ families with funeral costs for fallen officers. This comes after the Detroit Police Department lost one of its own this past weekend. Detroit Police Officer Glenn Anthony Doss passed away on Sunday, Jan. 28, after having been shot four days earlier while responding to a domestic violence call. As the city honors his memory and...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

LANSING — In the wake of the sentencing trial against the disgraced Olympic doctor and former Michigan State University medical practitioner Larry Nassar, state Rep. Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit) has spoken out against Nassar’s abuse of his power as a medical professional.

“The bravery and strength exhibited by the young women and girls in confronting their abuser was inspirational, and I know the nation is proud of them for speaking out,” Scott said. “As we wade through...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

LANSING — Tonight, the House and Senate convened for a joint legislative session to hear Gov. Rick Snyder give his eighth and final State of the State address. In response, state Rep. Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“I was glad the governor indicated his support for investing in workforce development in our state, and I look forward to seeing him follow through on that support in the coming year. For too long...

State Rep. Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit) attends Gov. Rick Snyder’s eighth State of the State address with special guest Cheryl Gibson-Fountain, president of the Michigan State Medical Society, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at the state Capitol in Lansing.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

DETROIT — State Rep. Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit) spoke at a press conference last Thursday, Jan. 11, to recognize the success of free training programs offered to Detroit residents over the past several months. The State Digital Acceleration program and the Internet of Things (IoT) class were launched in October and December 2017, respectively, to educate, train and encourage the city’s residents to consider careers in IT.

“It is becoming ever-clearer that the jobs of the future will...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit) is preparing to introduce legislation to make sex education more inclusive in the state of Michigan. The legislation would amend the state’s law on sex education and instruction to promote an understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex individuals.

“Every individual, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation, should be equipped with correct information and tools to protect their health and make good choices when they...