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…

Rep. Filler calls on governor to allow Michigan golf courses to operate

Golfers, course employees can easily follow social distancing guidelines State Rep. Graham Filler today called on the governor to allow Michigan golf courses to operate while her stay-at-home order is in place. Filler, of DeWitt, sent a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer asking her to allow courses to reopen if they agree to follow social…

Rep. Filler statement on coronavirus case in Clinton County

State Rep. Graham Filler, of DeWitt, today issued the following statement after the first coronavirus case identified in Clinton County: “We are experiencing unprecedented times in Michigan, and Clinton County is not immune. This situation is unsettling, but the people of our community are strong. I am confident we will get through this if we…

Rep. Filler votes to provide $125M more for Michigan’s coronavirus response

Rep. Graham Filler tonight voted in favor of a new emergency budget plan adding another $125 million to help the state of Michigan and local communities respond to coronavirus. The measure brings the total state funding approved to $150 million, including the $25 million approved by the Legislature last week. The plan will provide $50…

House approves Rep. Filler’s plan protecting Michigan seniors from abuse

The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved state Rep. Graham Filler’s plan to protect Michigan seniors from abuse. Filler, of DeWitt, said over 70,000 older adults in Michigan have experienced some form of abuse, but suspects the number is actually much higher due to instances being underreported. Filler became familiar with the issue of elder abuse…

COLUMN: Brewing up a better environment for Michigan’s craft beer industry

Looking Glass Brewing Co. has been an incredible addition to downtown DeWitt since it opened its doors in 2018. Its broad appeal is great for our community, drawing more people downtown to eat, drink and visit other small businesses nearby. Microbreweries like Looking Glass have been key in bringing development back to small towns across…

Rep. Filler named ‘Freshman Legislator of the Year’ by MIRS

State Rep. Graham Filler of DeWitt was recently selected “Freshman Legislator of the Year” by the Michigan Information & Research Service (MIRS). According to MIRS, Filler “was recognized for chairing a panel that moved out 35 pieces of legislation that are already public acts, a little less than a quarter of every Public Act in…