News From Rep. Driskell

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

LANSING – Legislation unveiled by the Progressive Women’s Legislative Caucus at a press conference today would help women take charge of their reproductive health and aims to reduce Michigan’s unintended pregnancy rate, which is as high as 80 percent among young woman ages 15-19.

“Family planning is a cornerstone of women’s health, which is why it is so critically important that we give women the tools they need to control their fertility,” said Rep. Winnie...

Monday, June 8, 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) and Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) hailed the announcement Monday that Ford Motor Co. has agreed to limit its MEGA tax credits to $2.3 billion and invest up to $3.1 billion in Michigan in order to shore up the state’s revenues and create fiscal stability over the coming decades. The announcement followed negotiations between the automaker and the state after it was announced earlier this year that Michigan faces a...

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...