Rep. Griffin talks about her assignment to the new House Ways and Means Committee for the 2019-2020 term of the Michigan House. Rep. Griffin says Ways and Means, which will provide a second look at bills coming out of most other House committees, ensures legislation will be more thoroughly vetted before being reported for a…
Rep. Griffin says when the Michigan House resumes its Fall session in a couple of weeks, she is looking forward to continuing to work on roads and rural broadband expansion.
Rep. Griffin talks about Thursday’s commemoration of the anniversary of September 11 at the state Capitol honoring the state’s first responders; her guests included Mattawan Fire Department Lieutenant Kyle Gabrielse and Firefighter Logan King.
Rep. Griffin talks about her legislation, Public Acts 254 and 255, that requires the Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission to develop recommendations for student instruction addressing the risks associated with prescription drug abuse and instructs the Michigan Department of Education to develop a model program of instruction on prescription drug abuse that is grade…
Rep. Griffin talks about efforts in Van Buren County to better-connect veterans with the benefits that they have earned, including the hiring of a new County Veteran Services Officer and the Veterans and Seniors Expo the Rep. held in Mattawan earlier this week.
Rep. Griffin talks about House passage Wednesday of her HB 5097, which streamlines broadband expansion in Michigan by capping fees that can be charged by county road commissions to providers building in a right of way and that will speed up projects while cutting government red tape.
Rep. Griffin talks about her HB 5659, which makes youth sports coaches, trainers and volunteers in youth athletic activities mandatory reporters of child abuse. The measure is part of a package of legislation unveiled at a press conference at the Capitol Monday. The legislation is inspired by the recent sexual assault allegations against former physician Larry…
Rep. Griffin talks about the allocation by the House of $175 million lapsed budget dollars for 2018 road work.
Rep. Griffin talks about Saturday’s Winter Activity Day at the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery in Mattawan, including hatchery tours, snow shoe rentals and a scavenger hunt between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Rep. Griffin talks about legislation she is co-sponsoring, House Bill 5536, which would provide additional state grant dollars to provide more effective veteran services at the county level.
Rep. Griffin, the Vice Chair of the House Committee on Communications and Technology, talks about SB 400, currently pending in the Committee, which she says will help implement a vastly-needed upgrade of Michigan 911 system to more effectively respond to modern cell phones and changes in technology.
Rep. Griffin talks about FIRST Robotics grants for public schools in her district. South Haven Public Schools were awarded $2,500; Bloomingdale Public Schools, $6,500; Mattawan Consolidated Schools, $2,500; Paw Paw Public Schools, $4,750; Decatur Public Schools, $6500; Lawton Community School District, $6,500; and Van Buren ISD, $2,500.