House Oversight Chair Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) speaks during testimony on Thursday, Feb. 18. Rep. Johnson and the committee heard from struggling restaurant owners and others in the hospitality industry who are at risk of closing due to burdensome executive orders from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and health orders from Whitmer’s Department of Health and Human Services.
State Rep. Steve Johnson (R-Wayland), who chairs the House Oversight Committee, today issued the following statement calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to immediately readdress her administration’s ongoing 25-percent capacity limit for indoor dining:
“After hearing the numerous testimonies from restaurant owners whose businesses have been devastated by the recent bans and capacity restrictions, I am calling on the Governor and the DHHS to expand restaurant and bar capacity.
“These restrictions not only decimate the financial health of these businesses, but have a profound impact on the lives of those that work in the food service industry. The government cannot continue to take away their livelihoods. Governor Whitmer, it is time to restore the food service industry by allowing them to open up and operate safely.”
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced today that she would be increasing the amount of available office appointment slots by 350,000, allowing walk-in visits for disability placards, and permitting walk-in visits for other purposes if there is an opening.
House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Steve Johnson says the Secretary of State’s announcement Tuesday that she is increasing the amount of available office appointment slots by 350,000, allowing walk-in visits for disability placards, and permitting walk-in visits for other purposes if there is an opening follows some of the suggestions offered by the committee in […]
House Oversight Committee Chair Steve Johnson talks about Thursday’s committee hearing with Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. Rep. Johnson says the appointment-only policy adopted by the Secretary for in-person branch office visits is leading to wait times not of minutes, but months.