Rep. Griffin’s bill promotes investment in broadband internet

State Rep. Beth Griffin has introduced a bill to promote investment in broadband equipment, which could result in more high-speed internet service to underserved and rural areas of the state. Griffin, of Mattawan, serves as vice chair of the House Communications and Technology Committee, and said the legislation incentivizes businesses to invest in equipment necessary…

Griffin applauds bipartisan transparency legislation

Representative: Taxpayers deserve access to information   State Rep. Beth Griffin today joined colleagues in introducing bipartisan legislation that ensures taxpayers more access to public records in the Legislature and governor’s office. Griffin, of Mattawan, said she supports the 11-bill package unveiled during a news conference in the Capitol. She said the bills will subject…

Griffin invites people to regularly scheduled in-district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced she will meet with people in Southwest Michigan during regularly scheduled office hours in Paw Paw and South Haven. Griffin, of Mattawan, said she will provide a legislative update and discuss concerns or ideas people may have about state and local government on the second Monday of each month…

Griffin named vice chair of House Communications and Technology panel

Will serve on three other House committees   State Rep. Beth Griffin was named by Speaker Tom Leonard to serve as vice chair of the House Committee on Communications and Technology. Griffin, a freshman representative from Mattawan, also will serve as a member on the House Energy Policy; Education Reform; and Regulatory Reform committees. She…

Griffin bill gives schools more flexibility in energy improvements

Savings will result in more money for the classroom   State Rep. Beth Griffin today introduced her first bill, a measure to provide school districts with more financial flexibility when funding energy conservation and operational improvements to school facilities. Griffin, who is a school teacher, said giving school officials options to save funds on school…

Griffin says salary database a step forward in transparency

State Rep. Beth Griffin today said a public listing of the salaries of representatives and their staff members on the House website is an important move forward in making state government more accountable to people in Southwest Michigan. Griffin, of Mattawan, said the salary database is the first step this legislative session to make information…

Rep. Griffin administered ceremonial oath of office

State Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawn, takes the ceremonial oath of office administered by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman. Griffin said she looks forward to working for families in Van Buren and Kalamazoo counties. Session opened  today for the 99th Michigan Legislature. “I look forward to working with my colleagues toward common-sense solutions to…

Rep. Griffin opens office, announces contact information

State Rep. Beth Griffin officially opened her Lansing office to serve Southwest Michigan residents and announced key contact information for people to easily reach her. People can contact Rep. Griffin by calling (517) 373-0839; mail correspondence to S-1085 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909-7514; or by e-mail at bethgriffin@house.mi.gov. “I look forward…