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 receive an effective level of service. There have been calls for changes at UIA. It’s important to get answers and have a clear picture of what is going on at the agency.
“We plan to hear from Acting Director Olson on a number of issues related to Michigan’s unemployment system, especially since those issues have become more common in recent months. As the committee continues to fulfill its duty to investigate and hold government agencies accountable, it is important that committee members hear from the director.”
House Oversight Committee Chair Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) today issued the following statement after it was announced that Julia Dale, director of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget, will replace acting director Liza Estlund Olson and serve as the director of the Unemployment Insurance Agency: “I recently called on the removal of the acting director […]
House Oversight Committee Chairman Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) today said a committee hearing on elevated lead levels in Benton Harbor’s drinking water illuminated serious safety concerns for the community while the governor’s administration ignored pleas from city officials for more funding to help fix the problem.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) today said an update from the Office of the Auditor General on unreported COVID-19 deaths due to COVID-19 creates more questions going forward.
House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Steve Johnson talks about Thursday’s committee meeting that heard from Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy Director Liesl Clark and Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad on Benton Harbor’s lead-contaminated water. Rep. Johnson says he was concerned that it was only at the committee meeting that state officials said Benton […]