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…

Rep. Griffin launches bipartisan effort to cut prison health care costs

State Rep. Beth Griffin has introduced legislation to allow certain extremely frail and sick prisoners to be relocated to specialized medical facilities, a bipartisan plan designed to save taxpayer money while continuing to protect public safety. Griffin, of Mattawan, said chronically ill and aging prisoners often have health care costs several times higher than the…

Rep. Griffin announces in-district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, will meet with area residents this month during scheduled office hours across her district. “I look forward to sitting down and hearing directly from people in my community,” Griffin said. “I encourage anyone with ideas, concerns, or input to attend!” Rep. Griffin will be available Monday, Feb. 18 at…

Rep. Griffin appointed to new Michigan House committee for 2019-20 legislative session

State Rep. Beth Griffin will serve on the newly created House Ways and Means Committee for the 2019-20 legislative term, an excellent opportunity to help shape the future of southwest Michigan and the entire state through a variety of policy areas. Committee appointments were announced this week by House Speaker Lee Chatfield. Legislation reviewed by…

Rep. Griffin announces in-district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, will meet with area residents this month during scheduled office hours. “I think it is important to begin this new term by hearing directly from people in my community,” Griffin said. “I look forward to having discussions on how we can move our state forward and hope to take…

Rep. Griffin takes ceremonial oath of office on House floor

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Rep. Beth Griffin, Rep. Bronna Kahle, Rep. Annette Glenn, Dawn Crandall, Rep. Mary Whiteford and Rep. Julie Alexander. PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, was sworn in today for her second term as representative of the 66th District. Administering the Ceremonial Oath of Office was Supreme Court Justice Stephen…

Griffin posts perfect voting record for first term

State Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan, finished her first term in the state House with a perfect voting record, taking part in all 1,554 votes during the 2017-2018 session. “It is an incredible honor to represent our community,” Rep. Griffin said. “Making sure the people of the 66th District have a voice in Lansing has been,…

Rep. Griffin appointed to panel developing House Action Plan

State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, has been appointed to help determine the policy priorities of Michigan House Republicans for the upcoming 2019-20 session. Griffin was appointed to serve on the Policy Action Plan Committee by Speaker-elect Lee Chatfield. The temporary panel will help collect policy ideas to build the House Republican action plan for…

Rep. Griffin: Legislation an important step in licensing reform

The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved a plan sponsored by state Rep. Beth Griffin making it easier for an individual applying for a state occupational license to have his or her application accepted based on a determination of his or her moral character. Griffin’s legislation, House Bill 6111, is part of a bipartisan, five-bill plan…

Rep. Griffin to sit down with local residents

State Rep. Beth Griffin invites local residents to join her for local office hours on Monday, Oct. 8. Office hours are an opportunity for people to address the representative face-to-face with any questions or concerns about state government. “I have so much respect for the people of our community, and I am humbled that they…

Rep. Griffin: End of driver responsibility fees brings relief to local drivers

Plan waives fees for 305,000 motorists starting this week State Rep. Beth Griffin today said the new law eliminating punitive driver responsibility fees in Michigan took effect this week, bringing relief to hundreds of thousands of motorists. Griffin, of Mattawan, voted for the plan, which was signed into law in March as part of a…