Rep. Filler supports plan to offer local schools more options when learning resumes

State Rep. Graham Filler today helped the Michigan House approve a plan to ensure the safety of Michigan students as learning resumes in the fall. The House-Senate Return to Learn plan empowers local school districts and health departments to work together to develop health and safety standards that are best for their unique areas. “Our…

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: Long-overdue car insurance rate relief has arrived for Michigan drivers

Rollout of state’s new insurance reforms a major milestone State Rep. Graham Filler said Michigan drivers will finally begin to see the benefits of the state’s car insurance reforms after the new law takes effect Wednesday. The new law guarantees lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, stopping price gouging…

COLUMN: Defunding local police is not the solution to a fairer justice system

A column by State Reps. Graham Filler and Mike Mueller While there’s no doubt the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others are horrific and wrong, they have played an important role in opening the eyes and ears of many to the inequalities people of color face every day. We clearly need to…

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…