House Appropriations Committee Laura Cox talks about Committee approval Wednesday of a $4.3 million plan to create a sexual assault evidence kit tracking system in Michigan, saying the measure will protect victims and ensure that scenarios of thousands of kits being left on a shelf untested will never happen again.
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rep. Laura Cox, R-Livonia; audio on passage of 2018 state budget
Rep. Cox speaks on the House floor Tuesday prior to final passage of the state’s 2018 Fiscal Year budget, a plan she says controls spending and reflects the priorities of Michigan families.
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Laura Cox says she comes out of the presentation of the state’s 2018 budget Wednesday with a continued commitment to reducing the state’s income tax, while applauding the Governor’s proposals for career technical education and at-risk students.
As the 2017-2018 session of the Michigan House begins, House Appropriations Committee Chair Laura Cox says she’ll continue the practice of having the state budget completed by the start of the summer, four months ahead of the start of the state’s fiscal year.
Rep. Cox talks about her HBs 4833 and 4834, which would ban and criminalize the practice of dismemberment abortion, that were up for testimony Tuesday in the House Criminal Justice Committee.
Rep. Laura Cox, who chairs the General Government subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, says the 2016 budget approved by the House on Tuesday eliminates the state’s movie-making subsidy and brings greater equity to revenue sharing across the state.