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.
State Rep. Steve Johnson (R-Wayland), who chairs the House Oversight Committee, today issued the following statement calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to immediately readdress her administration’s ongoing 25-percent capacity limit for indoor dining:
“After hearing the numerous testimonies from restaurant owners whose businesses have been devastated by the recent bans and capacity restrictions, I am calling on the Governor and the DHHS to expand restaurant and bar capacity.
“These restrictions not only decimate the financial health of these businesses, but have a profound impact on the lives of those that work in the food service industry. The government cannot continue to take away their livelihoods. Governor Whitmer, it is time to restore the food service industry by allowing them to open up and operate safely.”
Today, State Rep. Steve Johnson introduced a resolution calling on the National Park Service to establish a moose tag lottery hunt on Isle Royale, in order to help control the island’s increasing moose population.
Rep. Johnson, the Chair of the House Oversight Committee, talks about Thursday’s Committee meeting, where Representatives heard direct testimony from people involved with Michigan’s restaurant industry and the impact of state-mandated closures.
Roll Call Number Date Bill Number Vote Explanation 7 2/4/2021 HB 4049 Yes Like I stated in previous explanations, it is vital for our kids to have an in-person education and participate in school sports, especially when COVID is contracted at much higher rates in places that are allowed to remain open. It’s time to […]