News From Rep. Driskell

Wednesday, May 13, 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:

  • Friday, May 15, from 9-10 a.m. at Brecon Village Dining Room, 200 Brecon Drive in Saline
  • Saturday, May 30, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Northfield Township Library, 9101 Main St. in Whitmore Lake
  • Saturday, June
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

LANSING — Today, State Representatives Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) and Tom Cochran (D-Mason) are calling for public hearings on a package of bills recently introduced creating stronger safety and transparency measures 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. 

On the other hand, Rep. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth) introduced House...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

LANSING — State Representatives Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) introduced resolutions today asking Gov. Rick Snyder and the U.S. Congress to reverse policies limiting Michiganders’ access to federal funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), popularly known as food stamps. Irwin’s resolution calls for the governor to leverage Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds to qualify people for increased SNAP benefits. Driskell’s resolution urges Congress to restore funding cut...

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...

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