Rep. Filler continues fight for government transparency

Bipartisan plan would require financial disclosure from elected officials State Rep. Graham Filler today announced a bipartisan plan to increase the transparency and accountability of elected state officials in Michigan. Filler, of DeWitt, said the plan will expose potential conflicts of interest by requiring candidates for and officeholders of the legislative, executive and judicial branches…

Rep. Filler votes to protect Michigan youth from dangers of e-cigarettes

State Rep. Graham Filler today voted in favor of a plan to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and prevent individuals under 18 from possessing vaping products in Michigan. Filler, of DeWitt, said the number of teenagers who use e-cigarettes has increased dramatically over the past few years, prompting parents, teachers and law enforcement…

Rep. Filler votes to lower car insurance rates for Michigan drivers

State Rep. Graham Filler today voted to approve a landmark plan to fix Michigan’s broken car insurance system and reduce rates for drivers all across the state. Filler said the plan offers drivers personal injury coverage options, reins in medical costs and fights fraud – features designed to end Michigan’s long-standing tenure as the state…

Rep. Filler announces May coffee hours

State Rep. Graham Filler has announced his next set of local coffee hours. These will be held Friday, May 10 at the following times and locations: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Big Boy, 1408 Old U.S. 27 in St. Johns; and 10 to 11 a.m. at Hearthstone Oven Bakery and Café, 126 S. Pine River…

Rep. Filler announces business growth grant in St. Johns

State Rep. Graham Filler announced an incentive by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation will go to support the MAHLE Engine Components USA facility in St. Johns. MAHLE, one of the largest worldwide auto suppliers with a parent company based in Stuttgart, Germany, will shut down a Pennsylvania facility and relocate assembly to their St. Johns…

Rep. Filler: ‘Raise the Age’ plan would result in brighter futures for troubled teens

House Judiciary Committee approves crucial juvenile justice reforms State Rep. Graham Filler, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, said a plan approved by the committee today would improve the way 17-year-olds are treated in Michigan’s criminal justice system, ultimately resulting in brighter futures for teenage offenders. Filler, who sponsored the plan alongside a bipartisan group…

Rep. Filler leads effort to protect seniors, vulnerable adults in Michigan

DeWitt representative named to new Elder Abuse Task Force State Rep. Graham Filler will serve on a new bipartisan panel tasked with finding meaningful solutions to help protect senior citizens and other vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation. Filler, who previously worked to safeguard Michigan seniors in his role as an assistant attorney general,…

Rep. Filler’s transparency plan approved by Michigan House

Legislation extends open record requirements to governor, Legislature State Rep. Graham Filler’s plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan was unanimously approved today by the Michigan House. Filler, of DeWitt, said Michigan is one of just two states that still exempts its governor and state legislators from open records laws….

COLUMN: Sunshine Week: A reminder of the importance of open government

Sunshine Week is a time to celebrate the laws that keep our government open and accountable to the people. We should also use this week to take an honest look at areas where our laws our weak and think about solutions that could better ensure the public has access to information about how its tax…

Rep. Filler sets local coffee hours

State Rep. Graham Filler has announced his next set of local coffee hours. Continuing Filler’s goal of holding them on the second Friday of each month, the in-district meetings will be held on Friday, March 8 at the following times and locations: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Big Boy, 1408 Old U.S. 27 in St….

Rep. Filler renews call for criminal justice reform following State of the State

State Rep. Graham Filler, of DeWitt, reflected on Tuesday night’s State of the State address by reiterating the need for responsible criminal justice reforms. As chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Filler is focused on ensuring Michigan’s laws are fair and clearly defined, making it easier for law enforcement officers to carry out their duty…