Rep. Filler donates new flag to Mount Rest Cemetery

State Rep. Graham Filler presents a state of Michigan flag to veteran Bob Paksi. The new replacement flag will be flown at Mount Rest Cemetery located at 701 East Steel St. in St. Johns. Also pictured are American Legion Post 153 officers Ervin Currie, Judy Winslow, and Mitch Louth.

Rep. Filler presents tribute to EMT supporting St. Johns cheese plant

State Rep. Graham Filler presents an official state tribute to Susan Payne, an EMT with CORE Safety Group, LLC, which has been working with Shambaugh & Son, L.P. to provide services to MWC. “Susan has been an inspiration to our community during this time,” Filler said. “Despite the challenges that come with being an EMT…

Rep. Filler, House panel hear testimony on decriminalization proposal to reduce penalties for low-level crimes

Bipartisan plan would reclassify several minor offenses as civil infractions State Rep. Graham Filler, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, today took testimony on a plan that re-examines the penalties for low-level crimes in Michigan. Filler, who helps sponsor the bipartisan proposal, said reclassifying certain misdemeanors as civil infractions would establish better, more proportional penalties…

Problems with Michigan’s unemployment system can’t be ignored

The sheer number of people who have reached out to my office in desperation to get help with the unemployment system has been astonishing. To give you an idea, on one day this week alone, the constituent relations coordinator in my office made about 80 follow-up phone calls to help people with unemployment claims. That’s…

Rep. Filler: Car insurance savings will be greater than expected

State department, insurance industry accelerating toward July 1 rollout State Rep. Graham Filler, of DeWitt, today announced the first wave of rates approved by state regulators under terms of Michigan’s new no-fault car insurance law indicate substantial savings are in store for drivers. “The highly anticipated July 1 rollout of our new car insurance system…

COLUMN: We must work together to help our communities safely recover from COVID-19

By State Reps. Graham Filler, of DeWitt, and Ben Frederick, of Owosso A month into Michigan’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order, we’ve both heard hundreds of heart-wrenching stories from people in our communities who are struggling.   There’s no doubt everyone is worried about their loved ones and the possibility of them contracting the virus. We both…

Rep. Filler demands more COVID-19 transparency from Whitmer administration

State Rep. Graham Filler, of DeWitt, is urging the governor’s administration for more data pertaining to the coronavirus situation in Michigan hospitals. Officials from Beaumont Health, one of the state’s largest health systems, recently announced significant issues within its facilities resulting from a lack of communication about bed availability at nearby hospitals. Filler said the…

Rep. Filler supports measure to extend state of emergency until May 1

Governor’s emergency powers should not extend to mid-June unless necessary State Rep. Graham Filler today joined his colleagues in extending Michigan’s state of emergency designation related to the coronavirus pandemic until May 1. Filler, of DeWitt, said he favored the plan over the 70-day extension proposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, which would have extended her…