Genesee County legislators this week hosted some of their legislative colleagues for a tour. The group met with Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley and other officials to discuss local efforts to revitalize neighborhoods, nurture new businesses and create jobs for Genesee County residents. From left: Rep. Amos O’Neal (D-Saginaw), Sen. Ken Horn (R-Frankenmuth), Rep. David Martin (R-Davison), Rep. Mike Mueller (R-Linden), Rep. Stephanie Young (D-Detroit), Rep. Cynthia Neeley (D-Flint), Rep. John Cherry (D-Flint), Rep. Graham Filler (R-DeWitt), Rep. Tim Sneller (D-Burton), and Rep. Andrew Beeler (R-Port Huron).
Rep. Filler speaks on the House floor Thursday, prior to passage of a nearly $370 million appropriations bill to support public safety. Rep. Filler says government needs to renew its effort to recruit and retain law enforcement officers.
State Rep. Graham Filler of DeWitt recently presented Chaplain Carl Hyzer with a flag flown over the state Capitol to thank Hyzer for running the Reach the Forgotten jail ministry program in Clinton County. The program focuses on helping incarcerated people develop healthy family church, and community relationships.