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…

Rep. Griffin hails Michigan’s move to FirstNet as impactful public safety measure

State Rep. Beth Griffin, vice-chair of the House Committee on Communications and Technology, today offered support for a measure that will see Michigan move to a national public safety wireless broadband network. The network, First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), was created in 2012. FirstNet will create and operate a wireless broadband communication network for public…

Rep. Griffin invites first responders to House Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, today hosted Van Buren County Sheriff Dan Abbott and Van Buren County Undersheriff Chad Hunt as her guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line…

Rep. Griffin: School resumes with record state funding on tap

State Rep. Beth Griffin today said that local schools in the communities she serves will see a record amount of state funding for K-12 education in the next school aid budget. Griffin, of Mattawan, said every school district in the state will receive an additional $60 per student under the 2017-18 budget, with smaller, rural…

Rep. Griffin hosts district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced she plans to meet with residents of Southwest Michigan during regularly scheduled local office hours at the end of the month. “Office hours are a great way to connect with residents of Southwest Michigan and discuss the topics that matter most to them,” Griffin said. “I encourage anyone with…

Rep. Griffin completes regional leadership institute

State Rep. Beth Griffin was among 39 select lawmakers to complete a leadership program that identifies and assists emerging state and provincial leaders in the Midwest and parts of Canada. Rep. Griffin met with fellow lawmakers from Michigan, 10 other Midwestern states and three Canadian provinces Aug. 11-15 in Minneapolis for The Council of State…

Rep. Griffin hosts additional office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced she plans to hold additional summer office hours throughout the community on Monday, Aug 7. “I look forward to spending this in-district work period speaking with members of the community,” Griffin said.  “Local office hours are an excellent way for me to stay connected with people.” The office hours…

Rep. Griffin hosts first local officials meeting

State Rep. Beth Griffin hosted her first local officials meeting on July 31 at the Van Buren Intermediate School District building in Lawrence.  Officials from across the 66th District were invited to hear presentations from U.S. Rep. Fred Upton’s office, the House Republican Policy Office, the State Lottery Commissioner, the Michigan Department of Transportation, the…

M-140 project underway in Watervliet, South Haven

Reps. Griffin, LaSata: House is dedicated to making roads safe State Reps. Beth Griffin and Kim LaSata said repairs and resurfacing of nearly 10 miles of M-140 in Watervliet and South Haven will begin Monday.  This will make traveling on the highway safer for Michigan families. These projects demonstrate the priority placed by the Legislature…

Rep. Griffin hosts district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced she plans to meet with residents of southwest Michigan during regularly scheduled local office hours at the end of the month. “I look forward to spending time with members of the community throughout the summer,” Griffin said.  “Local office hours are an excellent way for me to stay connected…

Governor signs Rep. Griffin’s mutilation ban bill into law

State Rep. Beth Griffin’s legislation to give victims of female genital mutilation the ability to receive significant civil damages was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder today. Griffin’s bill is part of a bipartisan eight-bill legislative package that prohibits the mutilation procedure – performed on girls to remove or damage the external genitalia, as…