News From Rep. Kosowski

Monday, April 20, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland), the House Democratic Whip, took part in a press conference Thursday afternoon in the Capitol to announce legislation to better protect victims of domestic violence. The bipartisan, six-bill package will help victims of partner violence and their families stay safe. Kosowski’s bill would allow victims to add a companion animal to a personal protection order (PPO) against an abuser.

“Domestic abuse is about control, and sadly, abusers often...

Monday, March 30, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) introduced legislation to allow employees in Michigan to receive paid time off to care for a newly adopted child. House Bill 4223 would require businesses with 50 employees or more to provide two weeks of paid leave so that parents can care for their new child.

“With roughly 3,000 children ready to be adopted in the Michigan foster care system, we should be doing everything we can to...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WESTLAND — State Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) was excited to visit Mrs. Hamilton and Mrs. Devine’s kindergarten class at Wildwood Elementary School for March is Reading Month. Kosowski read “The Tooth Book” by Dr. Seuss to the students. Kosowski visited several classrooms throughout the month to celebrate the importance of reading.

“Visiting classrooms and reading to kids is one of the best parts of my job,” Kosowski said. “Instilling a love of reading in children...

State Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) reads “The Tooth Book” to kindergartners at Wildwood Elementary School on Friday, March 20, 2015.
Monday, March 23, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) hosted a group of fourth-graders from P.D. Graham at the state Capitol on Thursday. The 50 students, along with 24 adults, asked Kosowski questions about the lawmaking process and watched House session from the gallery.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome students to Lansing so they can meet me and see the Legislature in action,” Kosowski said.

Any schools in Wayne or the portion of Westland that Kosowski represents...

State Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) sits on a staircase with fourth-grade students from P.D. Graham Elementary School when they visited the Capitol on Thursday, March 19, 2015.
Thursday, March 5, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) and his fellow chairmen of the Health and Fitness Caucus — Rep. Klint Kesto (R-Commerce Township) and state Senators Steve Bieda (D-Warren) and Tory Rocca (R-Sterling Heights) — led the caucus’s first meeting Tuesday. Kosowski presented some health tips and discussed the goals of the caucus, which are implementing a healthy lifestyle and leading by example.

“I’m excited to get to work with my fellow lawmakers from both...

Allen “Buddy” Shuh, a former contestant on “The Biggest Loser,” addresses members of the Health and Fitness Caucus on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Lansing.