Rep. Griffin welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Beth Griffin welcomed Pastor Jason Bull to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives.  Bull is the executive pastor of Freshwater Community Church in Paw Paw.  Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Tom Leonard. ###

No-fault reform needed more than ever after rate increase

I was shocked, as I am sure you were, to see the car insurance fees families pay to fund the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) are again being raised in July. This is outrageous. It is yet another example of special interests driving the increase in the personal injury protection (PIP) aspect of no-fault auto…

Rep. Griffin bill aiming to increase broadband expansion efforts signed into law

Legislator: Less government red tape will allow for faster process Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Beth Griffin streamlining requirements needed for broadband expansion work in county rights-of-way has been signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. County road commissions have jurisdiction over rights-of-way and require permits, inspections and project reviews due to the close proximity…

Rep. Griffin hosts district office hour

State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced plans to meet with residents of southwest Michigan during a special evening office hour session. “I want to have the opportunity to meet with as many members of the community as possible,” Griffin said.  “This evening office hour will give people extra time to speak with me about state…

Rep. Griffin helps direct extra road repair money to Van Buren, Kalamazoo counties

Roads crews making urgent repairs in Van Buren and Kalamazoo counties will have more money to work with this construction season because of a newly signed law supported by state Rep. Beth Griffin of Mattawan. An additional $175 million in transportation funding will be distributed statewide beyond what was previously scheduled. Much of the money…

Griffin joins House in approving county veteran services grants

Lawmaker cosponsors bill providing counties with grant for veteran services State Rep. Beth Griffin of Mattawan today joined her colleagues in the House in passing legislation providing Michigan counties grants to establish and maintain veteran service offices. Under the legislation Griffin is co-sponsoring, each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements will…

Griffin joins House in approving county veteran services grants

State Rep. Beth Griffin of Mattawan today joined her colleagues in the House in passing legislation providing Michigan counties grants to establish and maintain veteran service offices. Under the legislation Griffin is co-sponsoring, each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements will receive $25,000, plus an additional amount based on the number…

Rep. Griffin votes to protect underage victims of sex crimes

House approves legislation to safeguard students on school property State Rep. Beth Griffin this week voted in support of legislation to help local school districts better protect students who are victims of sex crimes. The three-bill package requires schools to permanently expel students who are convicted of criminal sexual conduct against another pupil enrolled in…

Rep. Griffin bill works to accelerate broadband expansion efforts

A bill proposed by state Rep. Beth Griffin of Mattawan streamlining broadband expansion work was approved today in a vote by the Michigan House. County road commissions hold jurisdiction in right-of-way instances and often require permits, inspections and project reviews due to the close proximity of other lines and mains beneath the ground. Right-of-way permit…

Rep. Griffin hosts district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced plans to meet with residents of southwest Michigan during her scheduled monthly office hours. “Hosting office hours throughout the entire district is one of my top priorities for 2018,” Griffin said. “I look forward to talking with people and hearing what matters most to them.” Office hours for March…

Rep. Griffin sponsors bill to better protect children from abuse

Multi-bill package announced today in response to recent Nassar scandal State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, today unveiled her latest legislation to better protect Michigan children from child abuse, neglect and sexual conduct or abuse. The bill, part of a 10-bill legislative package to protect Michigan’s children and survivors of childhood sexual abuse, increases the…

Rep. Griffin helps Michigan House approve more money for road repairs

Roads in Van Buren and Kalamazoo counties would benefit from legislation approved today by state Rep. Beth Griffin and the Michigan House. The $175 million bill provides additional money for road maintenance and construction across Michigan as early as this summer. “People are sick and tired of dodging potholes every time they drive,” said Griffin,…