Rep. Cox votes to fund system to track rape test kits

House appropriations chair took lead in securing funds   State Rep. Laura Cox today voted for a supplemental budget bill that includes funding to enable victims of sexual assault to track the progress of their rape investigations. Cox, chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, said the measure will pay for the first four years of…

Rep. Cox spearheads funding for rape test kit tracking program

Appropriations chair leads push to eliminate backlog   State Rep. Laura Cox, chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, has taken the lead on securing funding to help victims of sexual assault track the progress of their rape cases. Cox, of Livonia, spearheaded a presentation on Wednesday before the committee in support of a $4.3 million…

Rep. Cox invites first responder to Sept. 11 Memorial Service

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Laura Cox, of Livonia, today was joined by Livonia City Fire Chief Shadd Whitehead 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…

Rep. Cox promotes car seat safety during National Highway Safety Month

State Rep. Laura Cox of Livonia today announced she will promote child car seat inspections throughout the month. September is recognized as National Highway Safety Month across the country. To highlight the importance of properly installed car seats for children, Rep. Cox is hosting a series of events where nationally-certified technicians help residents correctly install…

A record-breaking school year

Rep. Laura Cox says Livonia classrooms will get boost   As kids all over Michigan return to the classroom, state Rep. Laura Cox said they will be going back to schools that will soon have the greatest amount of funding in the state’s history. Cox, of Livonia, who oversees the budgeting process as chairwoman of…

Rep. Cox’s public safety bill officially becomes state law

Public safety legislation by state Rep. Laura Cox, making it a criminal offense to point a directed energy device at a plane or train, officially became Michigan law on Monday. The offense is now punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. The bill was inspired by pilots of…