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January 24, 2013

Nesbitt named chair of House Energy and Technology Committee

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Written by: Bruce Snook
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Aric Nesbitt

State Rep. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton, Thursday (January 24th) was appointed to serve as the Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Technology for the 97th Legislature.  He will also serve on the Commerce, Insurance and Tax Policy committees.

“It is an honor and a privilege to have been selected as Chair of the House Committee on Energy and Technology,” said Nesbitt. “I am truly humbled by the opportunity to serve the hard-working taxpayers of Michigan and work to lower energy costs for everyone.

“I look forward to exploring solutions that will create competitively priced, clean energy for Michigan families, as well as finding new ways to provide greater accessibility to broadband for our rural areas.”

House Committees review all legislation that affects their issue area and make recommendations as to whether to the full House should take up the bill.  Committee chairs decide when bills are heard, run the committee meetings and organize informational hearings to help the lawmakers and the public understand important issues.

“Michigan can compete and win in the 21st century by embracing technological advances and supporting the development of sustainable, affordable energy,” Nesbitt said.  “These issues will play a vital role in creating an environment where our talented youth choose to stay and raise a family in Michigan.”

Nesbitt represents the 66th District, which includes all of Van Buren County, and Alamo Township, Cooper Township and the city of Parchment in Kalamazoo County.

Source:  News release from Aric Nesbitt


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