LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton, issued the following statement on Wednesday in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 2021 State of the State address:
“This is the third State of the State in which Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has outlined her plans and called on the Legislature to work with her, but her actions in recent years have shown she feels otherwise. She chose to go it alone on roads, she chose to redo the state budget as she saw fit and she has chosen to take on this pandemic alone.
“Emergencies such as this require teamwork, and unfortunately, that’s not what we have seen out of the administration.
“As we move into the new year, we need to focus on getting Michigan businesses back open and giving workers and business owners a degree of certainty that they deserved months ago.
“What matters far more than a speech are actions. We need to get people back to work, efficiently distribute the vaccine, provide meaningful relief to small businesses that will help jumpstart Michigan’s economy and work on a responsible balanced budget.”