News From Rep. Kosowski

Thursday, September 7, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) and members of the House CARES Task Force held their fourth meeting today at the state Capitol in Lansing. Six members of the medical, law enforcement and advocacy communities, along with members of the public, gave testimony on the issues of mental health care, substance abuse treatment, policing and more.

“The work this task force is doing is incredibly important. I’m glad that the House is tackling these...

Thursday, June 8, 2017

LANSING — House Republicans rejected multiple proposals from House Democrats today which would have provided hundreds of millions of dollars for fixing Michigan roads and funding our classrooms. The proposals, offered as amendments during the Conference Committee on the Transportation Budget and the Conference Committee on School Aid and Education, were rejected along party lines with only Democrats in support of the proposals.

“Today, Republicans in Lansing made it clear that they are more interested in...

Thursday, February 9, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) has introduced legislation that would allow for the owner or operator of a public water supply to apply for emergency funding for remedial purposes if it is found there is a threat of contamination to its drinking water.

Under House Bill 4175, the Department of Treasury would only issue a loan if the water supply has no other source of potable drinking water and the owner of the water...

Friday, January 27, 2017

LANSING — Yesterday, state Rep. Robert L. Kosowski (D-Westland) was appointed to the House Appropriations Committee for the 2017-2018 legislative session. The Appropriations Committee is divided into 16 subcommittees that set budget recommendations for state departments and programs.

Kosowski was named as the Democratic vice chairman of the School Aid and Department of Education Subcommittee. Having one of the largest budgets in the state, it deals with funding for K-12 education. 

"I am both honored and humbled that...

Thursday, January 19, 2017

LANSING — Throughout the first two weeks of the new legislative session, state Rep. Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) introduced several pieces of legislation to strengthen school safety throughout Michigan. 

First, House Bill 4023 would create a School Security Task Force. The task force would be housed within the Michigan State Police (MSP) and be comprised of members from the MSP, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, and appointees of the...

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