Senator Aric Nesbitt's Press Releases

Nesbitt opposes budget based on higher taxes, debt; says cuts to K-12 education ‘tragic and unnecessary’

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Republican Leader Aric Nesbitt, R-Porter Township, on Thursday issued the following statement following the passage of the state’s 2025 fiscal year budget: “We were clear from the beginning of this process — we would not support a spending plan based on more debt and higher taxes. Yet, this is precisely what was put before us. “One year ago, Democrats used their newfound

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Nesbitt supports bills to improve government transparency

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Republican Leader Aric Nesbitt, R-Porter Township, on Wednesday issued the following statement following passage of bipartisan legislation expanding the Freedom of Information Act to improve government transparency in the state of Michigan: “Michigan’s governor’s office and Legislature have a long history of being among the least transparent governing branches in the nation. Today, thanks to the steadfast bipartisan work of lawmakers who

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Nesbitt blasts Dem effort to raid teacher retirement fund

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Republican Leader Aric Nesbitt, R-Porter Township, on Thursday issued the following statement after Senate Democrats fast-tracked legislation to help support the governor’s pitch to raid the state’s teacher retirement fund as part of the 2025 fiscal year budget: “The last-minute maneuvering and bill changes being pushed through the Legislature without public hearings or proper scrutiny is sadly only par for the course

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Nesbitt proposes solution to Democrat stalemate on School Aid Budget, SOAR

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Republican Leader Aric Nesbitt, R-Porter Township, issued the following statement Wednesday in response to backlash from school groups regarding the current Democrat proposal to divert billions of dollars over the next 10 years to multinational corporations through the Strategic Outreach and Attraction Reserve (SOAR) fund: “As the new school fiscal year rapidly approaches, Lansing Democrats’ budget process is bogged down by the

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Nesbitt backs effort to crack down on unlawful squatters

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Republican Leader Aric Nesbitt, R-Porter Township, voiced his support for legislation introduced Wednesday to help property owners more easily remove trespassing squatters: “Law-abiding taxpayers should not have to battle through unnecessary red tape and legal hurdles to remove squatting criminals from their private property. Squatting is a crime in Michigan; however, our laws also force homeowners to undergo an overly burdensome bureaucratic

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