Sen. Nesbitt nominates Sen. Lindsey to governor’s population loss council

Sen. Nesbitt nominates Sen. Lindsey to governor’s population loss council

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Republican Leader Aric Nesbitt, R-Porter Township, made the following statement Thursday in support of Sen. Jonathan Lindsey, nominating him as a voting member to represent Senate Republicans on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recently announced Growing Michigan Together Council focused on Michigan’s trending population losses:

“Sen. Lindsey is a thoughtful and fiscally responsible public servant — he will provide a valuable voice on this council juxtaposed to recycled bad ideas of higher taxes and more government. A graduate of Yale and a decorated Green Beret who served three tours of duty in the U.S. Army Special Forces, Sen. Lindsey brought his young family back to Michigan to establish their home and continue to serve. He believes in Michigan’s wonderful potential and will be a strong advocate for our great state as well as an essential watchdog against any misuse of this council’s scope of influence.

“Michigan’s slowed population growth is a serious concern for the future of our state. It should inspire all sides of government to come together and compromise to find real solutions. Now is not the time for our governor to double down on go-it-alone policies — already proved disastrous during the COVID crisis — that seek to usurp the checks and balances of the full Legislature.

“The people of Michigan do not need more government bureaucracy, more giveaways to multinational corporations and more taxes as they struggle against the higher costs of living brought on by record inflation and reckless Washington spending. On the contrary, they deserve more responsible investments in infrastructure, education and public safety, less red tape, lower taxes, and more freedom to prosper and pursue happiness.”


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