LANSING, Mich. — Senate Republican Leader Aric Nesbitt, R-Porter Township, on Thursday released the following statement after Democrats voted to adjourn the Legislature historic early for the remainder of 2023:
“If I could describe this past year in a couple of words, it would be ‘missed opportunity.’ And with this Democrat majority pushing to start their Christmas break early, it seems my description will remain accurate.
“The hardworking people of Michigan elected this 102nd Legislature expecting us to work together. I came into this year hopeful; it seemed like we could work together. But that just wasn’t the case. At every opportunity to work toward commonsense, middle 70% solutions, the Democratic majority made the conscious choice to sprint to the far left.
“From billion-dollar handouts to corporations, rigging the system for union bosses, shoving through a Michigan Green New Deal to raise electric rates, or fighting to increase taxes on workers and small businesses, Democrats have shown the people of Michigan where their loyalties lie.
“I guess the silver lining in this historically early adjournment is that they can’t impose any more harmful policies on struggling Michigan families — a small, but needed, respite.”