News From Rep. Driskell

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

SALINE — State Representative Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) invites residents to join her for a coffee hour to discuss their thoughts and ideas about how she can best represent and address the needs of her constituents.

Driskell will host coffee hours on:

  • Saturday, Feb. 21, from 9-10 a.m., at Plaid Melon Café, 312 N. Main St. in Chelsea
  • Friday, March 13, from 9-10 a.m., at Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor St. in
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

LANSING – State Representative Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) announced today that she will be serving on three House committees: Agriculture, Communications and Technology, and Elections. She will now be the ranking Democrat on the House Elections Committee.

“I’m excited about the work we’ll be doing in these committees and how they directly relate to my district,” said Driskell. “Whether it’s supporting local farmers in the growing agricultural industry, increasing rural access to broadband services...

Thursday, 22 January 2015

On the 42nd anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, legislative members of the Progressive Women’s Caucus spoke out today about the importance of the ruling and women’s right to have access to quality health care.

LANSING - On the 42nd anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, legislative members of the Progressive Women’s Caucus spoke out today about the importance of the ruling and women’s right to have access to quality...

Friday, 16 January 2015

SALINE – State Representative Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) commended the continued collaborative effort by the communities of Chelsea and Lyndon Township with McCoig mining company, to find a different location for a gravel mine other than the original site proposed in northern Washtenaw County. A possible solution could be McCoig entering into a lease agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for the reclamation of minerals at the Island Lake Park. A condition of that...

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), David Rutledge (D-Ypsilanti) and Adam F. Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) took their oath of office today, starting their next terms in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Reps. Driskell and Zemke will be starting their second term after a very active first two years in the Legislature. “In my first term, I worked on a number of issues for my constituents, including broadband accessibility and finding...

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