Senator Aric Nesbitt's Press Releases

Nesbitt promotes necessary Republican plan to protect Michigan communities against failed Biden border policies

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Republican Leader Aric Nesbitt supported a plan introduced by Senate Republicans on Wednesday to do what President Joe Biden and Democrats have failed to do — enforce our U.S. immigration laws and protect our local communities. “Joe Biden’s disastrous open border policies have led to a crisis of proportions never experienced before in our nation’s history — small communities and major U.S.

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Senate Republicans ask governor to submit contingency budget proposal as court decides fate of her $700M income tax hike

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Republican Leader Aric Nesbitt and Senate Appropriations Minority Vice Chair Jon Bumstead on Tuesday requested Gov. Gretchen Whitmer present a second budget recommendation to the Legislature before the Michigan Court of Appeals decides a lawsuit challenging her assumed $700 million income tax increase by March 11. “If the courts were to provide a favorable ruling for the people of our great state

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Senate Republicans send governor letter, criticize ‘unsustainable’ budget recommendation

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Republican Leader Aric Nesbitt and Senate Appropriations Minority Vice Chair Jon Bumstead on Wednesday sent a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and State Budget Director Jen Flood regarding concerns with the state’s budget and its impact on Michigan residents following the governor’s proposed budget presentation. “What we saw from Gov. Whitmer today was more public relations talking points paid for by the

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Republican senators introduce resolution to support Texas governor’s border policies

LANSING, MI — Sen. Jim Runestad and 13 fellow Republicans, including Senate Republican Leader Aric Nesbitt, introduced a resolution on Wednesday in support of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s efforts to secure the southern border. Senate Resolution 91 would recognize and “support the actions of the governor of Texas in furtherance of his constitutional right and responsibility to protect the citizens of his state and secure the

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Nesbitt Detroit News op-ed: MI Brighter Future plan will ensure students aren’t left behind

By Sen. Aric Nesbitt 20th Senate District As the Legislature continues to provide record funding for our schools, Michigan’s students continue to fall behind their peers in other states. Michigan fourth graders rank 43rd nationally in reading, 11 places down from where they were in 2019, and just three out of every 10 are proficient in math. Our average SAT scores are the lowest on record,

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Nesbitt blasts governor’s plan to raid teacher pensions fund

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Republican Leader Aric Nesbitt, R-Porter Township, issued the following statement Friday after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that she plans to redirect $670 million of Michigan Public School Employees’ Retirement System (MPSERS) payments as part of her 2025 state budget proposal next week: “Raiding the state’s teacher pensions fund to play shell games with tax dollars because of short-term political ambitions, while the

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