Nesbitt issues statement on 12-day extension to state shutdown

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton, issued the following statement Monday after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the state would be continuing its recent three-week shutdown for an additional 12 days:

“Gov. Whitmer has again continued the shutdown without providing small businesses the clear criteria or safety protocols necessary to reopen.

“We need to stay safe, yet people should have the opportunity to work and provide for their families. Watching small businesses continue to go bankrupt through no fault of their own is heartbreaking.”