LANSING, Mich. – A state representative wants Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to completely overhaul the state’s unemployment agency.
Rep. Luke Meerman (R-88th District) wants the top boss of the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency removed. He also wants technology upgraded.
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The call for change comes as thousands of Michiganders continue to have issues collecting unemployment benefits during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
It’s clear upgrades to the system are needed to make sure residents can get their benefits. Meerman doesn’t want the system to get overloaded again.
He said beyond leadership changes, a technology investment should be made that would prepare the system for future spikes in demand.
You can watch the full Help Me Hank report in the video above.