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…

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…

Chairwoman Cox applauds signing of responsible budget

Gov. Snyder signs spending blueprint in ceremony State Rep. Laura Cox, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, today participated in a ceremony at the Kent Intermediate School District’s Career Technical Center as Gov. Rick Snyder signed the 2017-18 state budget. Cox, of Livonia, said the location for the signing was chosen because of the importance…

Reps. Noble and Cox secure funding for Plymouth traffic signal

State Representatives Jeff Noble and Laura Cox today announced that funding has been made available for a new traffic signal in Plymouth Township. The traffic signal is located at the intersection of McClumpha Road and Ann Arbor Road. “After working alongside Representative Cox, I am thrilled there will be funding available to get a light…

Chairwoman Cox: Responsible, balanced budget approved, focus on schools, services

Spends fewer state taxpayer dollars than the current budget   House Appropriations Chairwoman Laura Cox today applauded her colleagues in approving the state budget for the coming fiscal year, producing a fiscally conservative, balanced budget that spends fewer state taxpayer dollars than the current year spending plan. Cox, of Livonia, said the state fiscal blueprint…

Rep. Cox votes in support of bills banning female mutilation

State Rep. Laura Cox voted today to protect children in her home district and across the state, inspired by a February incident where two young girls endured genital mutilation during an afterhours procedure at a Livonia medical clinic. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is any procedure performed on girls, which is intended to remove or damage…

Rep. Cox: Free Fishing Weekend is a time for summer fun

State Rep. Laura Cox encourages people to head outside and take in Michigan’s beautiful summer weather during Free Fishing Weekend on June 10 and 11. Rep. Cox of Livonia said there are hundreds of lakes throughout southeast Michigan with plenty of opportunities to take advantage of this special weekend. “Fishing is a leisure activity that’s…

Rep. Cox’s public safety bill signed by Gov. Snyder

Public safety legislation by state Rep. Laura Cox was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Rick Snyder, making it a criminal offense to point a directed energy device, such as a laser pointer, at a plane or train. The bill was inspired by pilots of law enforcement helicopters and passenger planes being struck multiple times…