House Appropriations Committee Chair Laura Cox talks about the state Revenue Estimating Conference held at the Capitol on Wednesday that suggests state revenues for 2018-2019 will come in about $315 million more than originally forecast. Rep. Cox says extra dollars could be spent on priorities, like road repair.
Rep. Laura Cox, R-Livonia; audio on first House passage of omnibus state budget for 2019 Fiscal Year
Rep. Cox speaks with Capitol reporters Tuesday evening, following House passage of the state’s omnibus budget for Fiscal Year 2019, which she says contains government spending while focusing on priorities like school safety and roads. The measure now moves to the Michigan Senate, while the House will prepare to review budget plans coming over from…
House Appropriations Committee Chair Laura Cox talks about the introduction of the state’s 2019 budget by Governor Snyder Wednesday, saying she will be focused on controlling state spending and reporting a budget well ahead of the start of the 2019 Fiscal Year on October 1.
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.