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 voted to advance a multi-bill package that allows the Legislature to have greater oversight over emergency powers that are used by the executive branch. Johnson, who has sponsored legislation within the plan, said the measures set reasonable timeframes, ensure transparency, deliver greater accountability and clarify law to […]
Rep. Johnson talks about House Oversight Committee passage this week of his HB 4041, which would allow a Michigan resident to make a state park or state forest campground reservation two weeks prior to out-of-state residents.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Johnson talks about a 31-bill package pending before the committee designed to hold state government more accountable to Michigan citizens when using emergency powers. Rep. Johnson says the plan could be moved out of committee to the full House this week.
House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Steve Johnson talks about Committee passage Thursday of a series of bills that update Michigan’s Freedom of Information law by better defining “business days” as being Monday-Friday, limiting government agencies from bringing up new reasons not to disclose information during appeals and identifying public contacts. The plan now moves to […]