News From Rep. Driskell

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LANSING — Representatives Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) and Tom Cochran (D-Mason) introduced a package of bills today to call for more state oversight for oil and gas pipelines throughout Michigan. The bills aim to enhance pipeline safety and increase protection for the people and natural resources of our state. Robert Gordon of the Michigan Sierra Club and Nic Clark of Clean Water Action also spoke in support...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

LANSING – Today, the Progressive Women’s Legislative Caucus introduced a new wage discrimination policy agenda providing comprehensive solutions to combat Michigan’s wage gap. The legislation would take critical steps to empower workers to negotiate for equal pay, strengthen support and create strong incentives for employers to follow the law, and streamline enforcement efforts.

Michigan law has prohibited wage discrimination based on gender for more than five decades, yet a significant gap persists. According to 2015...

Monday, March 30, 2015

SALINE — State Representative Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) invites residents to join her for coffee hours to discuss their thoughts and ideas about state government and western Washtenaw County in an informal setting.

Driskell will host a coffee hour:

  • Friday, April 3, from 9-10 a.m., at the Dexter Bakery, 8101 Main St. in Dexter.
  • Saturday, April 11, from 10-11 a.m., at the Salem South Lyon Library, 9800 Pontiac Trail in South Lyon.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

LANSING – In order to strengthen transparency and make public officials more accountable to the people they represent, House and Senate Democrats today used the beginning of Sunshine Week to announce a package of bills to reform government, apply the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to the governor’s office and Legislature, require elected officials to disclose their income and investments and shut the revolving door between lobbying groups and public officials.  Sunshine Week, March 15-21,...

Monday, March 16, 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline), Marcia Hovey-Wright (D-Muskegon) and Kristy Pagan (D-Canton), members of the Progressive Women’s Caucus, spoke at a press conference this week about issues relating to women’s economic security. U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) was also in attendance, along with other state legislators.

“Women aren’t just 50 percent of our communities — more women are the primary wage earners for their households than ever before. As a single mother, I...