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. 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 […]
House Oversight Committee member Rep. Jack O’Malley says he is troubled by what he heard at the Capitol Thursday during a hearing with Unemployment Insurance Agency Director Julia Dale on a Deloitte report on $8.5 billion paid out for fraudulent pandemic claims. Rep. O’Malley says he questions whether a lack of answers Thursday results from […]
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.
House Oversight committee Chair Rep. Steve Johnson talks about Thursday’s joint House and Senate Oversight hearing with the leadership from the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency regarding a Deloitte investigation into payments made by the UIA involving fraud and intentional misrepresentation. The investigation determined $8.5 billion in taxpayer money was lost to fraud. Rep. Johnson says […]