Chairwoman Cox: Revenue estimate reason for optimism

Fiscal agencies predict continued economic growth   State Rep. Laura Cox, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, today said she is optimistic about Michigan’s future following the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference, which is the first view of the upcoming economic forecast. “I am encouraged by the numbers we received today that demonstrate we continue to…

Michigan House approves Rep. Cox’s car seat safety bill

The Michigan House this week overwhelmingly approved legislation from Rep. Laura Cox to better protect children involved in traffic accidents. Cox’s bill updates guidelines for child car seats and booster seats to help protect Michigan’s most vulnerable residents. The state’s child passenger safety laws will be based on the most recent suggested guidelines of the…

New treatment forms aim to improve end-of-life patient care

A bill sponsored by state Rep. Laura Cox requiring the development of a standardized Physician Ordered Scope of Treatment (POST) form has been signed into law by the governor. A POST form is an advance care planning tool designed to ensure people forced to make difficult end-of-life medical treatment choices are given the respect they…

Gov. Snyder signs bill to fund rape test kit tracking system

Appropriations Chair Cox says measure empowers victims   State Rep. Laura Cox today applauded Gov. Rick Snyder for signing a supplemental budget bill that includes funding to establish a tracking system for rape test kits. Cox, who chairs the House Appropriations Committee, said she included the measure to pay for the first four years of…

Rep. Cox’s car seat safety bill earns House committee approval

Measure will reduce preventable child injuries   The House Appropriations Committee today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Laura Cox that aims to reduce the number of child injuries in vehicle accidents by updating the guidelines for child car seats and booster seats. Cox, of Livonia, who serves as chair of the committee, said her…

Rep. Cox and Canton supervisor enter friendly wager over local football contest

State Rep. Laura Cox of Livonia and Canton Township Supervisor Pat Williams offered up a friendly wager today in anticipation of the Detroit Catholic Central Shamrocks taking on the Canton Chiefs in the Division 1 Regional Finals on Friday, Nov. 10. “The Shamrocks have played a fantastic season, and despite the Canton Chiefs also playing…

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 highlights opening of new Michigan Task Force 1 Mobilization Center

State Rep. Laura Cox today was joined by local and state officials to recognize the opening of the new Mobilization Center for Michigan Task Force 1 (MI-TF1) in Holly. “The opening of this mobilization center is not only a benefit to the neighboring communities, but will have a positive impact on our entire state,” said…

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…

Reps. Noble and Cox host child car seat inspections during National Highway Safety Month

State Reps. Jeff Noble and Laura Cox today announced they will host a child car seat inspection event later this month. September is recognized as National Highway Safety Month across the country. To highlight the importance of properly installed car seats for children, Reps. Noble and Cox are hosting an event where nationally-certified technicians help…

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…