PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Graham Filler was sworn into office at the state Capitol on Wednesday to begin his first term as state representative. Justice Stephen Markman of the Michigan Supreme Court performed the ceremony in the House chamber. Joining Filler on the rostrum were James Schultz and Saralee Howard.
State Rep. Graham Filler today issued the following statement after Gov. Whitmer signed legislation he spearheaded to protect businesses, universities, non-profit organizations and other Michigan job providers from becoming the target of frivolous lawsuits related to COVID-19:
“It’s critically important that we all work together to move our state forward safely as this pandemic continues to linger,” said Filler, of DeWitt. “Keeping people healthy remains my priority. It’s also vital to make sure the unemployment checks out-of-work Michiganders are relying on to feed their families don’t come to a sudden, screeching halt.”
Hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents could soon have a new opportunity to clear their records of old criminal convictions, thanks to a bipartisan expungement reform plan recently approved by the Legislature.