Rep. Cox appointed to national committee by Speaker Cotter

House Speaker Kevin Cotter has appointed state Rep. Laura Cox to serve on the Budgets and Revenue Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) for the 2015-2016 term. Rep. Cox—who is chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government and vice chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Judiciary—has served on the…

Cox applauds House approval of responsible, balanced budget

State Rep. Lara Cox, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government, issued the following statement on the House-approved departmental budget: “The House approved a budget that reflects sound fiscal planning to erase yesterday’s debt, fund important programs today and save money for tomorrow. “Like my colleagues in the four previous years, we are…

Rep. Cox invites Livonia residents to May office hours

State Rep. Laura Cox invites residents to her upcoming in-district office hours. The office hours will be on Monday, May 4, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Civic Park Senior Center, 15218 Farmington Road in Livonia. “I am looking forward to these in-district office hours,” said Rep. Cox, R-Livonia. “The concerns and input of…

Rep. Cox invites residents to visit during office hours

State Rep. Laura Cox invites Livonia-area residents to additional March office hours Monday, March 30 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The office hours will be held at the Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 5 Mile Road. “I look forward to once again hearing directly from local residents,” said Rep. Cox, R-Livonia. “The feedback I receive…

Rep. Cox to help create sexual assault kit test guidelines

State Rep. Laura Cox has been named to Gov. Rick Snyder’s Assault Kit Tracking and Reporting Commission by House Speaker Kevin Cotter. The commission was created by law last year and is tasked with developing guidelines to effectively implement a statewide system to track location, lab status, and completed test results for sexual assault evidence…

Rep. Cox holds committee meeting to discuss future of film credits

State Rep. Laura Cox, chair of the House Appropriations subcommittee on General Government hosted the Michigan Film Office to testify on the state’s film tax credit program. Currently there is a $50 million a year maximum for film credits in Michigan. The credits can also be given to TV shows and video game creators. Last…

Rep. Cox invites residents to March office hours

State Rep. Laura Cox is encouraging residents with ideas and concerns about state government to attend her March office hours. The office hours will be on Monday, March 2, at the Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 5 Mile Road in Livonia from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. “I am looking forward to sitting down with residents…

Rep. Cox welcomes Livonia group’s new ideas for local government funding

State Rep. Laura Cox today hosted the Livonia based Citizens Research Council for its testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government on new alternatives and recommendations for local government funding. “I was pleased to welcome CRC to the meeting because they have a history of providing unbiased information on many hotly debated issues…