House Oversight Chair Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) speaks during testimony on Thursday, Feb. 18. Rep. Johnson and the committee heard from struggling restaurant owners and others in the hospitality industry who are at risk of closing due to burdensome executive orders from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and health orders from Whitmer’s Department of Health and Human Services.
Under the direction of Chairman Steve Johnson, the House Oversight Committee has issued a subpoena for the appearance of former MDHHS Director Robert Gordon. The Committee recently received subpoena power to investigate non-disclosure payments and separation agreements between state employees and their employers. Rep. Steve Johnson, Chairman of the Oversight Committee, has pursued answers from Gordon after it came to light that he received $155,000 in exchange for his signing of a confidential non-disclosure agreement.
“It is the responsibility of the Oversight Committee to ensure we provide answers to the people of Michigan. I am committed to ensuring a more transparent and honest government”, said Rep. Johnson. “Agreements signed in the dark for exorbitant sums of money is neither transparent nor honest.”
House Oversight Committee Chair Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) today issued the following statement after the committee heard testimony from state Unemployment Insurance Agency Director Liza Estlund Olson:
House Oversight Committee Chairman Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) today issued the following statement after Liza Estlund Olson, the acting director of Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency, agreed to appear before the Oversight Committee on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 9 a.m.: “The list of problems at the agency continues to get longer. People we represent continue to not […]
Rep. Johnson questions Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency Acting Director Liza Estlund Olson Thursday morning, saying the Agency has lacked in leadership.
“It appears that the governor doesn’t know what is going on in her own departments. The State Administrative Board’s decision today to renew the contract with the company that is being blamed for the Unemployment Insurance Agency’s myriad of issues is proof of this. There is no conceivable reason why the state should continue to pay for a product that has failed to perform when it was needed most.