Nesbitt outlines 2021 goals, legislative priorities

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate began its first day of work for the new legislative term Wednesday morning and Sen. Aric Nesbitt outlined his priorities moving into the new term.

“It is a tremendous privilege to serve West Michigan in the state Legislature, and as we move into the new term, I am committed to rebuilding our economy and defending our values in Lansing,” said Nesbitt, R-Lawton. “The main focus for the immediate future is safely reopening our state, effectively combating the coronavirus, and helping people who lost paychecks through no fault of their own.”

Nesbitt also joins fellow lawmakers in calling for increased accountability of the governor and administration officials during COVID-19.

“I have been diligently working to hold Gov. Whitmer accountable since her early blunders with nursing homes, lack of personal protective equipment and the unemployment system debacle,” Nesbitt said. “We need to highlight these problems and hold leaders accountable, so our state is better prepared for the future.”

The senator also pointed to the critical importance of getting the budget done in a timely manner. Nesbitt points out that the governor’s history of unwillingness to work with the Legislature on the state budget and her use of backdoor tactics to move money where she sees fit cannot happen as the state struggles to survive the drastic decrease in tax revenue.

“We need to complete a responsible budget that supports our priorities, enables our economy to recover, and provides schools and local governments time to plan,” Nesbitt said. “I will continue working to expand broadband access, improve access to education, balance budgets and pay down debt, protect reforms that lower auto insurance rates, and defend the Constitution.”

Nesbitt can be reached by any of the following methods: By mail at state Senator Aric Nesbitt, P.O. Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909-7536; by phone at 517-373-0793 or toll-free 855-347-8026; and by email at [email protected].

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Photo caption: State Sen. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton, arrives at his desk with his daughter Catherine ready for the opening day of the 2021-2022 legislative term.