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.  

Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Matawan; audio on removing barriers to employment

Rep. Griffin talks about her participation in last week’s Grand Rapids meeting of the House Mental Health CARES (Community, Access, Resources, Education and Safety) Task Force, and points to Kalamazoo’s Momentum Urban Employment initiative as an example of the type of program that improves access to employment.  Rep. Griffin says Momentum’s training opportunities for individuals…

Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan; audio on Mattawan Economic Development Forum

Rep. Griffin talks about an economic development forum she will host at Mattawan High School on Wednesday, August 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and says there is value in getting local and families businesses together to talk about the area’s economic future and the skills needed for developing careers.  

Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Matawan; audio on summer road work

Rep. Griffin says as she meets with constituents this summer one of the topics she continues to hear most about is roads, adding while people don’t like to see orange barrels on the route they drive every day,  local roads are starting to get the attention they need.  Rep. Griffin notes the 2018 construction season…

Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan; audio on signing of first bill

Rep. Griffin talks about the signing into law this week of her HB 4080, which will let school districts enter a multi-year contract with a service provider in order to improve energy conservation.  The legislation is now Public Act 23 of 2017 and Rep. Griffin’s first legislation signed into law.  Rep. Griffin says the legislation means…