LANSING, Mich, Jan. 18, 2024 — State Rep. Erin Byrnes (D-Dearborn), chair of the House Ethics and Oversight Committee, heard a presentation from the Office of Auditor General today regarding the performance audit of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR). Following the testimony, Byrnes issued the following statement:
“The House Ethics and Oversight committee has hit the ground running in 2024. The review of audit reports is a critical component of our work, and I was pleased to have staff from the Office of Auditor General shed light on their process through their committee testimony. I look forward to hearing from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights in an upcoming meeting, as the committee continues to seek out ways to support the department in doing its work effectively.
“As chair of the Ethics and Oversight Committee, I am committed to building on the groundwork we laid in 2023 to protect the rights of Michiganders and improve transparency in state government. Our committee work today, including hearing the results from the performance audit, is part of those crucial objectives.”