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 […]
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.
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 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 […]
Rep. Johnson talks about the introduction Tuesday of his new legislation that would exempt Michigan residents with concealed pistol permits, or who are veterans of the Armed Forces, from the state requirement that individuals born after 1960 take a hunting safety course. Rep. Johnson says he thinks the plan is a common-sense reform that removes […]
House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Steve Johnson talks about Committee discussion Thursday of a package of bills designed to enhance the State’s Freedom of Information Act by speeding up acknowledgment times, making contact information more accessible, providing more information about public work groups and making methods more flexible. HBs 5921-5925 remain in the Committee and […]
House Oversight Committee Chair Steve Johnson says the Committee will continue to look for answers in the weeks ahead after a state audit disclosed that the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency hired more than 5,500 workers during the pandemic without performing adequate background checks.
House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Steve Johnson says he is troubled by the latest Auditor General’s report on the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency, which suggests the UIA did not perform background checks on 5,500 agency hires during the pandemic. Rep. Johnson says the practice left the unemployment system open to fraud.
State Rep. Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) has offered legislation in response to out-of-control gas price hikes, delivering needed and considerable relief by allowing people across Michigan to save when they go to the pump. The new plan establishes a six-month suspension on fuel tax starting April 1. The adjustment comes as inflation deals devastating blows to […]
House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Steve Johnson talks about Thursday’s committee meeting, where members heard from Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration Director Bart Pickelman. Rep. Johnson says MIOSHA has fined small businesses, as well as municipalities, notably Port Huron, for unproven violations.
House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Steve Johnson looks ahead to next Thursday’s committee meeting with Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration Director Bart Pickleman. During the last couple of weeks, the committee has heard from municipalities and small businesses that say they have been fined by MIOSHA for violations that have not taken place.
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