News From Rep. Kosowski

Thursday, June 2, 2016

LANSING – This week, House Democratic Whip and State Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) introduced legislation aimed at increasing funding to counties and local municipalities through the statutory state shared revenue formula. 

“Over the past 12 fiscal years, cuts to statutory revenue sharing have left cities and counties with a $6.2 billion revenue sharing reduction,” Kosowski said.  “This has to stop.  When this formula is underfunded, Michigan’s entire economy and its residents end up suffering:  there...

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

LANSING – Last month, State Representative and Democratic Whip Robert Kosowski (D- Westland) presented checks to the cities of Westland and Wayne to help with development to the parks and recreation systems.

“I am proud that I was able to bring home this money to my district,” Representative Kosowski said.  “By working across the aisle in a bi-partisan manner, residents in my district will benefit from having improvements done to our parks and recreation department.”...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

LANSING — Yesterday, state Representative Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) saw his legislation be signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder.

House Bill 4478 would add companion animals to personal protection orders.  "Often, in domestic violence situations, the perpetrator of the abuse will use a family pet as a way to control their human victims," Kosowski said.  "In essence, my legislation would add a check box so that a domestic violence victim can include his or her pet...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The following is an opinion from House Democratic Whip and state Representative Robert L. Kosowski (D-Westland).

Recently, a piece of legislation has been introduced that would repeal the Downtown Development Authority Act (DDA). The DDA was passed in 1975 by the state of Michigan as a way to give municipalities an economic development tool they could use to rebuild and reposition their downtowns, increase taxable values and encourage private investment.

In the past 40 years since its...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Unfortunately it is an all-too familiar headline: “School shooting leaves several dead, more injured.” It is an epidemic that we in this country should not have to live through nor tolerate. Ensuring our children are safe while at school should be one of this country’s top priorities.

When I came to Lansing three years ago, I knew one of my main focuses as a legislator would be to look at Michigan’s statutes regarding protecting children and try to strengthen...