Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan; audio on House Ways and Means Committee assignment

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. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan; audio on opioid laws

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. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan; audio on rural broadband legislation

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. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan; audio on legislation better protecting children from abuse

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. 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.