News From Rep. Driskell

Thursday, December 8, 2016

LANSING — A three-bill package that will create prohibitive barriers to voting for those in vulnerable communities was voted out of the House today and now heads to the Senate. The legislation would institute a photo ID requirement at voting booths across the state.

“The ability to vote is not only a cornerstone of our democracy, it is one of our most constitutionally protected rights,” said state Rep. Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline). “Rather than enacting legislation...

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) and Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) are introducing a seven-bill package of legislation that would enact stricter standards of transparency and accountability for people seeking public office, and reassure Michigan voters that their elections are free, fair and clean of political trickery.

“Voters deserve to know that political campaigns are run fairly and transparently, and that people running for office are being held to high ethical standards,” Rep. Brinks...

Friday, December 2, 2016

LANSING — Legislation that will make it more difficult for the elderly and those in low-income households to vote passed out of the House Elections Committee today, and is now headed to the House floor. House Bills 6066-6068 were introduced two days ago by committee chair, state Representative Lisa Lyons (R-Alto), and would institute a photo ID requirement at voting booths across the state.

“Voting is a fundamental right, and these bills blatantly target vulnerable...

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights) and Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) introduced House Bills 5732 and 5733 today, which would establish a statewide code for the regulation of residential septic systems.

Plawecki sponsored HB 5732, which would add Part 50 to the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (Public Act 451 of 1994) to establish a baseline set of state septic regulations. Local health departments would still have the ability to implement their own...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

LANSING — State Reps. Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), Marcia Hovey-Wright (D-Muskegon) and Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) are introducing legislation aimed at helping Michigan women hurt by the disastrous “abortion rider” legislation passed in 2013. That law requires women to purchase extra insurance to cover abortion, even when one is medically necessary to preserve a woman’s health, when a fetus suffers a genetic abnormality or a woman becomes pregnant following a rape or incest. The new...

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