Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Matawan; audio on upgrading 911 technology

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. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan; audio on FIRST Robotics grants

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.  

Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan; audio on final passage of opioid legislation

Rep. Griffin talks about final House passage Wednesday of her two bills in a six-bill package designed to prevent opioid abuse by younger Michigan residents.  Representative Griffin’s bills require the Michigan Department of Education to develop an age-appropriate model program of instruction on prescription drug abuse  while directing the Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission…

Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan; audio on October community round tables

Rep. Griffin talks about the veterans round table she’ll host Monday, October 2 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the American Legion in Paw Paw with special guest James Redford, the Director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.  Rep. Griffin also announces the small business round table she will host on October 23 from…

Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan; audio on opioid legislation pending in Michigan Senate

Rep. Griffin talks about her HB 4407, currently pending in the Michigan Senate, which requires the creation of grade-appropriate student curricula addressing the risks associated with prescription drug abuse.  Rep. Griffin, a former 8th grade teacher and the mom of two middle school students, says it’s crucial to educate students about the dangers of addiction…

Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan; audio on more dollars for the classroom

Rep. Griffin talks about how public schools start the 2017-2018 school year with record high funding, and adds that measures like her new law (PA 23 of 2017) allowing schools to make energy improvements while using cost savings to pay for the upgrades, are also putting more dollars into the classroom.