Rep. Damoose talks about his testimony before the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday on his HB 5315, which designates the Mackinac Bridge as critical infrastructure and would increase penalties for trespassing from a misdemeanor to a felony. Rep. Damoose says he now expects the Committee to approve an amended version of the bill as soon […]
Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, today said a recently released report raises troubling questions about how the state of Michigan has monitored nursing homes and counted deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report from Michigan’s Auditor General shows the Whitmer administration dramatically underreported the number of COVID deaths occurring in long-term care facilities such as nursing […]
State Rep. John Reilly, a member of the House Oversight Committee, today called for accountability at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) after the state’s auditor general identified more COVID-19 deaths linked to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities than previously reported by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration.
State Rep. Matt Hall has worked to uncover the full scope of money squandered by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s unemployment agency due to fraudulent payments while delivering accountability to Michigan taxpayers. Following a joint House-Senate Oversight Committee hearing this week with agency officials, Hall stressed the need for continued transparency and reforms to ensure the system […]
After the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s mandate that workers at large employers be vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19, state Rep. Timmy Beson, of Bangor Township, today issued the following statement:
Legislator: Accountability owed to northern Michigan taxpayers State Rep. Jack O’Malley today said continued transparency issues with the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency does not provide sufficient accountability to taxpayers, and that ongoing reform efforts will help re-establish faith in the agency’s ability to perform. In a joint hearing between the House and Senate oversight committees, […]
After Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency has failed to correct substantial internal issues over nearly a two-year period, legislative action was sorely needed. Multiple proposals, including one from state Rep. Michele Hoitenga that will deliver a more efficient and effective state jobless agency, today were approved by the House Oversight Committee. The plans, which now move […]
After the Michigan auditor general identified COVID-19 deaths linked to long-term care facilities beyond what was previously reported by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration, state Rep. Julie Alexander today said the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) should provide additional clarity about how it has tracked long-term care deaths.
The Biden administration overstepped its authority and tried to enforce a horrible one-size-fits-all mandate that would have put hardworking people and local businesses in a tough spot. No one should be forced to receive a vaccination in order to provide for their family. And no employer should be forced to crack down on employees for their personal health decisions.
State Rep. Ken Borton, R-Gaylord, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court stayed the Biden administration’s emergency mandate requiring workers at large employers to be vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19: “The Biden administration’s mandate was flawed from the beginning, and the Supreme Court rightly shut it down. With this unilateral order […]
House Oversight Committee Chairman Steve Johnson discusses the upcoming release of the Michigan Auditor General’s report into COVID-19 long-term care facility deaths in Michigan. The state’s Department of Health acknowledged in a letter that a previous total of COVID-19 long-term care facility deaths is 30 percent lower than what the Auditor General found.