Legislator: Administration must own mistakes, not operate in PR mode House Oversight Committee member Jack O’Malley today expressed his sincere frustration after a joint hearing between the House and Senate oversight panels examined undercounted COVD-19 long-term care facility deaths by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her administration. The committees spoke with state Department of Health and […]
House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Johnson talks about Thursday’s meeting with officials from the Michigan Auditor General’s office and Department of Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hertel on COVID deaths in nursing homes during the pandemic. Rep. Johnson says a recent Auditor General’s report and testimony Thursday makes him think that the state […]
House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Johnson talks about the committee’s meeting Thursday, when members will hear from officials from the Michigan Auditor General’s office about a state undercount of COVID-related nursing home deaths.
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 […]
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.
House Oversight Committee member Rep. O’Malley talks about Thursday’s meeting with officials from the Auditor General’s Office and Department of Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hertel on pandemic nursing home deaths in Michigan. Rep. O’Malley says he comes away with the impression that the state did not do all it could to get complete […]
House Oversight Committee member Rep. Jack O’Malley looks ahead to Thursday’s committee meeting, which will examine the Michigan Auditor General’s report into nursing home deaths during the COVID pandemic and whether the state undercounted the number of deaths.
Rep. Posthumus, who sponsored 2021 legislation creating student opportunity scholarships that was vetoed by the Governor, says he is seeing and hearing more support for a public education system that focuses on Michigan families.
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 […]