Rep. Nesbitt has perfect voting record over six years

State Rep. Aric Nesbitt posted a perfect voting record during his entire six years as a member of the Michigan Legislature. Rep. Nesbitt, R-Lawton, who served as House Majority Floor Leader, took part in all 4,123 roll-call votes since January 2011, when he took office to represent people in the 66th House District. He said…

MIRS names Rep. Nesbitt House Member of the Year

Majority Floor Leader touted for energy plan, leadership   State Rep. Aric Nesbitt has been named 2016 House Member of the Year by the Michigan Information and Research Service (MIRS), an online newsletter providing news and analysis of state government. Rep. Nesbitt, who serves as House Majority Floor Leader and chair of the House Committee…

Governor signs long-term energy reform legislation

Rep. Nesbitt: Measure ensures power for state’s future   State Rep. Aric Nesbitt today applauded Gov. Rick Snyder for signing landmark energy reform bills that ensure Michigan will have reliable sources of energy for years to come. Rep. Nesbitt, R-Lawton, chair of the House Committee on Energy Policy, said passage of Senate Bills 437 and…

Reps. Nesbitt, Iden: Transportation network laws boost free market

Measures ensure protection for passengers, drivers   State Reps. Aric Nesbitt and Brandt Iden today praised Gov. Rick Snyder for signing bills establishing statewide regulations for transportation network companies (TNCs), enabling rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate in Michigan. The governor signed House Bills 4637 and 4639-4641 that enable TNCs to operate…

Rep. Nesbitt: State’s future bright with new energy plan

State Rep. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton, chair of the House Committee on Energy Policy and House Majority Leader, issued the following statement after the Legislature approved an important long-term energy plan: “I am very proud that we were able to approve a responsible plan to provide Michigan families and businesses with affordable and reliable energy for…

Rep. Nesbitt implores Consumers, Entergy, and MISO to keep Palisades open

Plant shutdown would devastate community, decrease electric reliability across Michigan   State Rep. Aric Nesbitt today sent letters to Consumers Energy, Entergy Corp., and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) detailing why it would be damaging to Michigan’s energy reliability and the residents of Covert Township if the Palisades nuclear power plant is shuttered in…

Rep. Nesbitt urges Public Service Commission to reject Palisades power plant closing

Utility’s actions put state power reliability at risk   State Rep. Aric Nesbitt today strongly urged the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to reject the plans of Consumers Energy and Entergy Corp.’s plans to prematurely terminate their purchase power agreement for Palisades nuclear power plant. Rep. Nesbitt, R-Lawton, who serves as chair of the House…

Nesbitt demands Entergy reconsider closure of Palisades

State Rep. Aric Nesbitt, Chair of the House Committee on Energy Policy and House Majority Floor Leader whose district includes the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant, issued the following statement after Entergy Corp announced the closure of Palisades: “The announcement by Entergy of the premature closing of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant is not just a…

Rep. Nesbitt bills aim to end out-of-control retiree costs

Package protects Michigan taxpayers   State Rep. Aric Nesbitt today introduced three bills as part of a 13-measure package to help eliminate unsustainable long-term debt that has many local governments on the brink of bankruptcy. Rep. Nesbitt, R-Lawton, said out-of-control costs brought on by promises by politicians that were offered decades ago are draining county,…

Rep. Nesbitt issues statement on Senate passage of energy plan

State Rep. Aric Nesbitt, chair of the House Committee on Energy Policy, issued the following statement today after the Michigan Senate approved Senate Bills 437 and 438 establishing an energy plan for Michigan’s future: “I’d first like to thank Senator Nofs for his leadership and hard work on this issue,” said Rep. Nesbitt, R-Lawton. “I…

Rep. Nesbitt welcomes Rep.-elect Griffin to House floor

State Rep.-elect Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan, was welcomed to the House floor today by state Rep. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton, prior to Republican caucus elections for majority leadership roles. Rep.-elect Griffin was elected on Tuesday to represent the 66th House District in the 2017-2018 session, taking the place of Rep. Nesbitt, who is term limited. Her House…

Rep. Nesbitt to host veterans roundtable Oct. 10 in Paw Paw

State Rep. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton, will host an informational roundtable on Monday, Oct. 10, to discuss issues military veterans encounter when interacting with state government. “We owe a great debt of gratitude to the men and women who have helped keep this country safe and free,” said Rep. Nesbitt. “Providing an open forum to ask…

Rep. Nesbitt’s bill promotes investment in high-speed Internet

Measure incentivizes investment in fiber   State Rep. Aric Nesbitt today introduced legislation that will promote investment in broadband equipment, designed to offer high-speed Internet service to more underserved and rural areas of our state. Rep. Nesbitt, R-Lawton, introduced House Bill 5946, which provides incentives for businesses to invest in the equipment necessary to make…

Bangor official joins Rep. Nesbitt for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton, is joined in the Capitol rotunda today by Bangor Community Fire Chief Derek Babcock for the House’s Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony. The first responder was his guest during the special House session, marking the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, which memorialized the 12 first…