Rep. Griffin applauds recent MSF grant for downtown South Haven

State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, announced the South Haven Center, LLC has been awarded a $750,000 Michigan Community Revitalization Program performance-based grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) for an upcoming project in downtown South Haven. South Haven Center, LLC plans to construct a new three-story mixed-use building on a currently vacant parcel in…

Rep. Griffin applauds Hartford Library grant

State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, announced the Hartford Public Library has received a $400,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to build the Art & Bronna Vanderlyn Community Center and Hartford Public Library. The grant was awarded by the Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge, where Hartford local Bronna Vanderlyn pledged $1.3 million…

Rep. Griffin applauds local school safety grants

State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, announced that both Van Buren ISD and Mattawan Consolidated Schools will be receiving Michigan State Police School Safety Grant Program awards. The Michigan State Police (MSP) recently announced that 125 public school districts, 66 non-public schools, 20 public charter schools and 9 intermediate school districts/regional educational service agencies will…

Rep. Griffin issues statement on new PFAS commission

State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, issued the following statement in response to the governor’s creation of a new panel to study the water advisory limit for PFAS:  “From the day Michigan started testing for PFAS, we’ve used the Environmental Protection Agency’s drinking water limit as our environmental cleanup standard to ensure no polluted site went undetected. Since then, we have worked…

Reps. Griffin, Hoadley introduce plan to help local communities combat suicide

State Reps. Beth Griffin and Jon Hoadley today introduced a bipartisan legislative plan that will address suicide at the local level while aiming to prevent such tragedies in the future. A proposal from Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) creates the Suicide Fatality Review Act, allowing Michigan counties to establish a review task force. The wide-ranging, appointed panels will…

Rep. Griffin votes to make state government transparent

Plan extends open record requirements to governor, Legislature State Rep. Beth Griffin today voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. Griffin, of Mattawan, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal. “The government belongs to the people, and it’s vital for all public servants to…

Rep. Griffin sets March in-district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, will meet with area residents this month during scheduled office hours across her district. “With the first few months of the legislative session behind us, there is much to discuss,” Griffin said. “I encourage residents to attend and I look forward to hearing their input.” Rep. Griffin will be…

Rep. Griffin’s plan to cut prison health care costs gains House approval

State Rep. Beth Griffin’s plan to reduce the amount of public tax dollars spent on prison health care while continuing to protect public safety was approved today by the Michigan House with overwhelming bipartisan support. Griffin, of Mattawan, said chronically ill and aging prisoners often have health care costs several times higher than the average…

Rep. Griffin welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, welcomed Pastor Shannon Truelove from Full Gospel Assembly in Hartford to the state Capitol to lead Thursday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a representative or clergy member to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield…

Rep. Griffin urges governor to revise, reissue plans for DEQ, water safety

State Rep. Beth Griffin today called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to revise a previous plan and issue another executive order reorganizing the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in an effort to expand environmental protections, increase access to safe and clean drinking water, and improve the health and safety of Michigan’s citizens. Griffin, of Mattawan, said…