COVID-19 Committee website will allow experiences from struggling people to be heard

Chair of bipartisan select committee invites people to tell their stories on new site           A website devoted to the many stories and experiences from people across Michigan who have been impacted by decisions made during the COVID-19 outbreak has officially been launched, state Rep. Matt Hall, chairman of the Joint Select Committee on the…

Rep. Hall: Stories of hardship from out-of-work people will help shape current and future response efforts

COVID-19 committee to hear about frustrations with state’s unemployment system State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, on Wednesday will join committee colleagues in hearing more stories from struggling, out-of-work people who have unsuccessfully attempted to secure needed unemployment benefits over the past two months. The Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic, which Hall chairs,…

Rep. Hall seeking answers, transparency on administrative contracts during COVID-19

State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, has requested the Auditor General’s assistance in order to hold the administration accountable to the people of Michigan. Hall, who chairs the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic, is seeking information on contracts the administration entered into during a period from Feb. 28 to April 30 as the…

Rep. Hall: Unemployment and labor agencies often short on answers, offering glimpse into big issues for Michigan

Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic holds Thursday hearing State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, today highlighted the need for transparency from departments overseeing efforts to provide unemployment payments for desperate, out-of-work people during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Hall chairs the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic, which is looking into the decision-making…

Rep. Hall: Protecting voter information, election integrity key points in new House Oversight recommendations

State Rep. Matt Hall, chair of the House Oversight Committee, today led the unveiling of recommendations aimed at improving procedures within Michigan’s Bureau of Elections. The committee’s recommendations would improve the accuracy of voter lists, incentivize training of election officials, and improve review of political candidate and lobbying reports. The recommendations stem from an Auditor…

Rep. Hall: Contact tracing contract continues to raise concerns

State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, today issued the following statement after receiving a document regarding a canceled state contract for managing data related to Michigan’s COVID-19 contact tracing project. The entity which had been awarded the state contract was found to be an arm of a Democratic campaign data management platform: “The governor’s account…

Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic holds first hearing

Bipartisan House-Senate body will ensure transparency, accountability State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, led proceedings today in a new joint bipartisan oversight committee that will review decision-making and preparedness from the governor and state departments in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. The Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic features legislators from both parties…

Rep. Hall: Reopening of Michigan needs to be regional, safety-based

House Republicans unveil roadmap to restart economy, return to normalcy State Rep. Matt Hall, R-Marshall, today said he supports a regional, safety-focused approach to restarting Michigan’s economy and re-establishing a semblance of normalcy in the COVID-19 era. House Republicans today unveiled a blueprint to help move the state toward a rolling restart — an approach…

Rep. Hall: Governor shifts tone; hints at regional approach to reopen Michigan

State Rep. Matt Hall (R-Marshall) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s comments about reopening Michigan for business in the coming weeks. In a Friday tele-town hall hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber, Gov. Whitmer expressed her hopes to reopen the economy safely and slowly by relaxing certain restrictions on Michigan…