Rep. Griffin celebrates Older Michiganians Day

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Beth Griffin joined seniors at the Capitol on May 17, who were celebrating Older Michiganians Day.  “It was a wonderful opportunity to meet local seniors and learn about issues that matter most to them,” said Rep. Griffin.

Rep. Griffin hosts district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced she will meet with residents of southwest Michigan during scheduled office hours at the end of the month. Griffin, of Mattawan, said she will provide a legislative update and discuss ideas and concerns people may have about state government. The office hours take place at the following times and…

Public Service Commission hears from Van Buren County residents

Rep. Beth Griffin on Monday attended a Michigan Public Service Commission hearing on the future of nuclear power in southwest Michigan. The Michigan Public Service Commission is deciding whether to allow Consumers Energy and Entergy to terminate their power purchase agreement early.  Commissioners Sally Talberg, Norm Saari and Rachel Eubanks hosted two sessions of hearings…

Rep. Griffin lauds increased spending for skilled trades

State Rep. Beth Griffin joined her colleagues today in passage of the state budget, which includes record funding for K-12 education. Griffin, of Mattawan, voted to approve the budget for the new fiscal year, a conservative blueprint that invests in the state’s future. She said one of the high points is increased funding for skilled…

Rep. Griffin to host senior and veteran expo

Rep. Beth Griffin will host a Senior and Veteran Expo with Sens. Tonya Schuitmaker and Margaret O’Brien on Monday, May 8. “This event is a great way for seniors and veterans to connect with local businesses and community organizations to see all of the products and services that are available to them in Southwest Michigan,”…

Rep. Griffin’s bill to help school districts signed into law

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed into law state Rep. Beth Griffin’s legislation to allow school districts to achieve savings through energy efficiency and operational upgrades to school facilities. “This common sense new law gives school districts another tool as they look to get the most out of every dollar they spend,” said Rep. Griffin, of…

Rep. Griffin’s 21st Century education bill approved by House

State Rep. Beth Griffin of Mattawan had her legislation to update state high school graduation standards approved today by the House. Griffin’s legislation specifically requires students complete at least three courses in any combination of 21st Century Skills, including foreign language, visual or performing arts, computer science or coding, or a formal career/technical education (CTE)…

21st Century education standards bill approved by committee

State Rep. Beth Griffin of Mattawan had her legislation to update state high school graduation standards approved today by the House Workforce and Talent Committee. Griffin’s legislation specifically requires students complete at least three courses in any combination of 21st Century Skills, including foreign language, visual or performing arts, computer science or coding, or a…

Rep. Griffin praises House for vote on more transparency

State Rep. Beth Griffin voted for the people of Michigan and making government more accountable on Thursday, supporting all 11 bills in a landmark transparency reform package. Griffin, of Mattawan, said the legislative package makes the executive branch, which includes the governor and lieutenant governor, subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). It also…

House approves Griffin’s bill to give schools financial flexibility for facility improvements

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved Rep. Beth Griffin’s legislation to allow school districts to make energy efficiency and operational upgrades to school facilities by entering into a lease-purchase agreement. The bill will provide another financing option for schools to achieve savings through energy efficiency and operational improvement projects. “Conservation projects that qualify are…

Rep. Griffin bill to update 21st Century education standards

State Rep. Beth Griffin of Mattawan is helping set the table for all Michigan students’ futures as part of a four-bill package to update state high school graduation standards. Griffin’s legislation specifically requires students complete at least three courses in 21st Century Skills including foreign language, visual or performing arts, computer science or coding, or…