The Michigan State House Oversight Committee is opening a wide-ranging investigation into the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency. Committee Chair Steve Johnson from Wayland says it’s already underway and will broaden as the legislature returns to Lansing from its summer break. Quoting Johnson, "The Unemployment Agency has been a complete mess."
Michigan State Senator Ken Horn is proposing a series of bills to address the critical issues. Not the least of which is an estimated better than $1 billion that was sent out by the agency to fraudulent claimants.
The state is now following updated work requirement certification requirements. But it’s also setting up a new phone call-in option for those who have difficulties with online access to the state’s reporting system.