Tuesday, September 9, 2014 8:10 PM

Capitol Update: Week of September 8th, 2014

In order to help make our state government more transparent and accessible to my constituents, each week that there is session I am going to post to my website a synopsis of the work each House committee will do for the week. This will include the time and location for the meeting as well as any bills or presentations the committee will hear. Each agenda item will include the bill number, the sponsor, and a brief summary of the legislation. If you would like to read in greater detail about any of these bills, you can read them in their full-text at 

Please also note that you and your neighbors are welcome to observe any committee meeting or legislative session. Most House committee meetings are in the House Office Building (124 N. Capitol Avenue, Lansing, Michigan) but some convene in the Capitol across the street. 

As your elected officials, it is our job to conduct legislative business with efficiency and transparency. I hope you find these posts helpful and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any additional questions or concerns. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 10:37 PM

New Legislation to Support Our Schools

Today I joined other Capital Area legislators to introduce legislation that will ensure we are adequately supporting education in our state and giving our kids the skills they need to succeed in their academic and professional endeavors.

Monday, August 25, 2014 6:10 PM

Holt Hometown Festival Parade

Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:44 AM

Firefighters Endorse Cochran for State Representative

I am proud that my campaign has already been endorsed by many organizations across the state. I am truly humbled by all of their support. I will be announcing these endorsements regularly between now and election day in November.

My first endorsement, from the International Association of Firefighters Local 421,  is near to my heart as I was a member and representative of IAFF 421 during my time at the Lansing Fire Department. It is an honor to have the support of these hardworking and brave men and women. 

Monday, July 21, 2014 10:28 PM

Making Sense of Proposal 14-1

Many people have been asking me at doors and community events about the ballot proposal on the August 5th primary. Here's a summary of the essentials - I hope that you find it useful. 

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