State Policy Network
Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Center for Practical Federalism Fellow

Steve just finished his third and final term in the Michigan House of Representatives where he represented the 72nd District in West Michigan. He most recently served as the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee as well as a member of the Judiciary, Tax Policy, and Elections and Ethics Committees. Prior to being elected in 2016, Steve was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force where he led a team of Airmen in performing maintenance on our nation’s nuclear missiles. He currently is enjoying living in West Michigan with his wife Alissa.

Op-eds and Commentary

Republican GOP Debate Should Focus More on the States, Less on Washington
Steve Johnson in The Hill | December 6, 2023

Iowa’s Government Restructuring: A Model for Other States
Steve Johnson at RealClearPolicy | November 7, 2023

Budget Lessons We Can Learn from the States
Steve Johnson in The Hill | October 5, 2023

How Courts, Lawmakers, And The Next POTUS Could Rein In The Administrative State
Steve Johnson in The Federalist | July 31, 2023

Debt Ceiling Clash Should Push States to Rely Less on Federal Money
Steve Johnson in The Hill | May 19, 2023

The Answer to America’s Healthcare Problem Lies in the States
Steve Johnson in the Washington Examiner | March 15, 2023

Legislatures’ Too-Often-Abdicated Role: Oversight
Steve Johnson in Governing | February 24, 2023


The Debt Ceiling Debate Should Wake up the States
Steve Johnson on Agriculture of America | May 26, 2023