Cox legislation to safeguard rainy day fund passes House

The Michigan House today approved Rep. Laura Cox’s plan to protect taxpayers and preserve important public services in the state. The plan provides safeguards for state government’s savings account, often called the budget stabilization or “rainy day” fund. Cox’s legislation will prevent the fund from being depleted unless Michigan’s economy stops growing. “Michigan’s hard-working taxpayers…

Rep. Cox: Answers needed on state department’s spending

Rep. Laura Cox, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, today delayed action on a funding transfer request within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services until questions are answered about the department’s overspending. “Michigan’s hard-working taxpayers deserve and demand an efficient, effective and accountable state government,” Cox said. “My colleagues and I have serious…

Rep. Cox invites Livonia Fire Chief to Sept. 11 Memorial Service

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Laura Cox, of Livonia, today was joined by Livonia Fire Chief David Heavener as her guest for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year.

Rep. Cox: Record-setting investment in education brightens Michigan’s future

Rep. Laura Cox today said newly signed school funding legislation will provide more resources to improve academic performance and better prepare Michigan students for jobs and careers. “This investment will brighten the future for kids across Michigan, regardless of where they live or what career pathway they choose,” said Cox, chair of the House Appropriations…

Senate committee advances Cox plan protecting sexual abuse victims from serial predators

Bipartisan bill package submitted in response to Larry Nassar scandal The Senate Judiciary Committee today advanced state Rep. Laura Cox’s legislation to allow Michigan criminal courts to consider relevant information involving an individual’s prior acts of sexual-based offenses. “Michigan has to identify sexual predators and punish them accordingly,” said Cox, of Livonia. “A predator’s pattern…