House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Johnson talks about Thursday’s meeting with officials from the Michigan Auditor General’s office and Department of Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hertel on COVID deaths in nursing homes during the pandemic. Rep. Johnson says a recent Auditor General’s report and testimony Thursday makes him think that the state could have been more thorough in its count.
Rep. Johnson talks about the introduction Tuesday of his new legislation that would exempt Michigan residents with concealed pistol permits, or who are veterans of the Armed Forces, from the state requirement that individuals born after 1960 take a hunting safety course. Rep. Johnson says he thinks the plan is a common-sense reform that removes […]
House Oversight Committee Chair Steve Johnson says the Committee will continue to look for answers in the weeks ahead after a state audit disclosed that the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency hired more than 5,500 workers during the pandemic without performing adequate background checks.
House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Steve Johnson talks about Committee discussion Thursday of a package of bills designed to enhance the State’s Freedom of Information Act by speeding up acknowledgment times, making contact information more accessible, providing more information about public work groups and making methods more flexible. HBs 5921-5925 remain in the Committee and […]
House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Steve Johnson says he is troubled by the latest Auditor General’s report on the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency, which suggests the UIA did not perform background checks on 5,500 agency hires during the pandemic. Rep. Johnson says the practice left the unemployment system open to fraud.