State Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall, issued the following statement after testimony in today’s Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic hearing confirmed state employees have been able to get full unemployment benefits while working one fewer day each week due to furloughs, while also seeing quicker resolutions for claims:
“When giving people a platform to express their frustrations with Michigan’s unemployment system, our committee heard from employers across the state who were forced to wait weeks to hear from UIA and get a resolution when a mistake was made. Their employees suffered as a result of that waiting. But cases involving state employees were resolved quicker and they were at the front of the line.
“Departments of state government are supposed to work for the people of Michigan, not themselves. It disappoints me that things unfolded in this fashion, and I will continue working to get people the payments they are owed and need to support themselves and their families.”
State Rep. Matt Hall today voted to approve a safe and responsible budget plan – one that puts Michigan residents and their families first while not increasing taxes or expanding state government.
Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic Chair Matt Hall, of Marshall, today issued the following statement after hearing testimony from Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon. Gordon spoke on recommendations the governor’s Michigan Nursing Homes COVID-19 Preparedness Task Force formulated for resident placement, resource availability and quality of life for long-term […]
Rep. Matt Hall comments on testimony Wednesday in the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic from Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon. Rep. Hall says he is troubled the Director suggested that that DHHS officials were too busy to listen to health experts.
Rep. Hall talks about Senate passage Tuesday of his House Bill 5248. The measure increases transparency and accountability by requiring the Office of Children’s Ombudsman (OCO) to publicly release findings and recommendations related to a child abuse or death investigation within 30 days of a case’s closure date and with confidential information redacted.