Rep. Griffin hosts district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced plans to meet with residents of Southwest Michigan during regularly scheduled local office hours at the end of  November. “Listening to local residents is one of the most important aspects of my job.” Griffin said.  “Local office hours are a great way for me to be accessible and accountable…

Rep. Griffin votes for program to study opioid use, abuse

Legislator says findings could have statewide impact   State Rep. Beth Griffin today voted in favor of a budget supplemental bill that includes a pilot program in Kalamazoo County to identify people at high risk of opioid addiction. Griffin, of Mattawan, said she supports this program because it will help people with identifying if they…

Reps. Whiteford and Griffin welcome Medal of Honor Recipient to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Reps. Mary Whiteford and Beth Griffin welcomed Medal of Honor Recipient James McCloughan and his wife Chérie to the state Capitol. McCloughan received the Medal of Honor from President Trump in July for his valor in saving the lives of 10 members of his platoon at the Battle of Nui Yon Hill…

Rep. Griffin bill easing permitting requirements for businesses becomes law

A bill introduced by state Rep. Beth Griffin regarding business monitoring system permits recently was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. Permits for business monitoring systems are exempted if a registered provider or licensed alarm system contractor performs the work and the system is less than 50 volts. The work could include installation or…

Rep. Griffin to host jobs roundtable

State Rep. Beth Griffin will host a jobs roundtable on Monday, Oct. 23 at the Carnegie Center, 129 S. Kalamazoo St. in Paw Paw. Rep. Griffin will be joined by Tamara Davis from Western Michigan University.  Davis is the regional director of the Western Michigan University Small Business Development Center. “I look forward to speaking…

Rep. Griffin co-sponsors legislation requiring balanced budget by July 1

Legislators would forfeit pay after missed deadline State Rep. Beth Griffin of Mattawan co-sponsored legislation introduced Wednesday to require the Michigan Legislature to present a balanced budget to the governor by July 1 each year. The joint resolution proposes amending the Michigan Constitution to establish the July 1 deadline and ensure lawmakers adhere to it….

Rep. Griffin votes for bill banning local taxes on food

Legislator says levy would hurt families, small businesses   State Rep. Beth Griffin today voted for legislation that prohibits local governments from imposing taxes on the sale of food. Griffin, of Mattawan, said the Michigan Food Access and Affordability Act is the first of its kind in the nation, proactively aimed at preventing municipal governments…

Rep. Griffin hosts Veterans Roundtable

Yesterday, State Rep. Beth Griffin hosted her inaugural Veterans Roundtable with guest speaker James Redford, director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.  Director Redford gave an update on the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, and the progress Michigan is making to ensure veterans are receiving the benefits they earned while serving our country. The program…

Statement from Rep. Griffin on Palisades announcement

State Rep. Beth Griffin of Mattawan today issued the following statement on the announcement that the Palisades nuclear power plant in southwest Michigan will remain open until at least 2022, delaying a planned 2018 closure: “First, I want to thank the Michigan Public Service Commission staff and Commissioners for their thorough and detailed work throughout…

Rep. Griffin hosts Veterans Roundtable

State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced plans to host a Veterans Roundtable discussion on Monday, Oct. 2 with guest speaker James Redford, director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. “Veterans have given so much of their time and effort into making our communities, state, and nation a better place to live,” Griffin said. “I look…

Rep. Griffin hosts district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced plans to meet with residents of Southwest Michigan during regularly scheduled local office hours at the end of the September. “I believe accessibility is key to open and honest government,” Griffin said. “I welcome anyone with ideas or questions about state government to attend my local office hours.” The…