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Rep. Cox sworn in for second term

State Rep. Laura Cox, R-Livonia, was sworn in for her second term by Chief Justice Stephen Markman on the House floor today. She was joined by her family, from back left, son, Conor, daughter, Sinéad, son, Rory, husband, Mike, father, Robert Erpelding, and mother, Marguerite Erpelding. The 99th Michigan Legislature began session today following the…

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Rep. Cox honors fallen hero

Rep. Cox reads aloud the name of firefighter Walter Szelag who lost his life in the line of duty earlier this year.

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Rep. Cox welcomes family of fallen hero to Capitol for 9/11 ceremony

Helen Szelag (center right) and Martin Szelag (far right), mother and brother of fallen firefighter Walter Szelag, and Livonia Fire Chief Shadd Whitehead (far left) join state Rep. Laura Cox (center left) in the Capitol rotunda as her guest during the annual House of Representatives 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. House members invited first responders and members…

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Rep. Cox welcomes Buchanan Elementary students to Capitol

State Rep. Laura Cox, R-Livonia, guides Mrs. Edward’s third-grade class, from Buchanan Elementary School in Livonia, on a tour of the Capitol building on March 17. “It’s encouraging to see young students interested in state government,” said Rep. Cox. “It’s so important that we teach the significant role the Legislature plays and encourage them to…

State Representative Laura Cox, R-Livonia, testifies on House Bill 5121 before the House Committee on Regulatory Reform Wednesday in Lansing. She was joined by Paul DeNapoli, director of the Fire Science Program at Madonna University and a retired Livonia Fire Department battalion chief. Rep. Cox sponsored HB 5121, which is fire safety legislation that would require new or modified commercial and multi-family structures built using a light-frame truss system to post signage to identify its construction materials.

Rep. Cox, DeNapoli testify in support of fire safety legislation

State Representative Laura Cox, R-Livonia, testifies on House Bill 5121 before the House Committee on Regulatory Reform Wednesday in Lansing. She was joined by Paul DeNapoli, director of the Fire Science Program at Madonna University and a retired Livonia Fire Department battalion chief. Rep. Cox sponsored HB 5121, which is fire safety legislation that would…

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Rep. Cox welcomes Chief Caid to state Capitol for 9/11 ceremony

PHOTO CUTLINE: State Rep. Laura Cox, R-Livonia, welcomes Livonia Chief of Police Curtis Caid to the state Capitol for a ceremony honoring first responders. First responders from around the state were invited by lawmakers to attend the ceremony in remembrance of victims who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks that shook America in 2001….

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Rep. Cox joins Gov. Snyder and House colleagues for budget signing

PHOTO CUTLINE: State Rep. Laura Cox (fifth from left), R-Livonia, joins fellow House Appropriations Committee members, other House colleagues, and Gov. Rick Snyder in a ceremony to commemorate the signing of the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 state budget. This marks the fifth consecutive year that a balanced budget has been delivered months before the deadline. ###

PHOTO: State Rep. Laura Cox, Michigan State University student Jennifer Alberts, University of Michigan students Heather Gin, Emily Richner, Sinèad Cox and Tayler Bruni, state Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker and Michigan State University trustee Melanie Foster join together to hold a sign that reads, “We want to be able to make a difference on our college campus,” at the “Let’s End Campus Assault” summit.

Summit attendees join to end campus assault

State Rep. Laura Cox was joined by fellow lawmaker state Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, daughter Sinèad Cox and other Michigan university students at the ‘Let’s End Campus Assault’ summit today to promote awareness of sexual assault on Michigan’s college campuses. “Just as their sign states, these students want to make a difference at their universities,” said…

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Rep. Cox commemorates local teacher for award

LANSING, Mich. – State Rep. Laura Cox, R-Livonia (right) is joined by Cass Elementary physical education instructor Caryl Dazer (left). Cass Elementary was awarded the 2015 School Wellness Award following recognition for a creating an excellent, sustainable and healthy environment that promotes learning for all students. Cass Elementary has been acknowledged for fostering healthy eating…

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Rep. Cox welcomes Livonia group’s new ideas for local government funding

State Rep. Laura Cox today hosted the Livonia based Citizens Research Council for its testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government on new alternatives and recommendations for local government funding. “I was pleased to welcome CRC to the meeting because they have a history of providing unbiased information on many hotly debated issues…