LANSING, Mich., Jan. 26, 2022 — Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered her fourth State of the State address from Detroit Diesel, outlining her vision to provide opportunities and solutions for Michiganders. She highlighted the need to cut taxes for working people and seniors while putting more money in their pockets during her remarks. In response, state Rep. Abraham Aiyash (D-Hamtramck) issued the following statement:

“The last two years have been tough for Michiganders. When speaking with seniors and families across the district, it’s clear that Michiganders have been overcharged for medication, overtaxed, and given the short end of the stick for too long. We need to ensure that we lift our seniors and families out of poverty, not deprive them of the resources they deserve. Restoring the Earned Income Credit, repealing Michigan’s pension tax and holding pharmaceutical companies accountable will go a long way in providing those opportunities for our community. I still am committed to working towards environmental justice, fighting for clean air, and replacing all our lead pipes. I’m glad that our priorities align with the Governor’s and will take this opportunity to work with her and my colleagues to provide solutions for people in Detroit, Hamtramck, and across the state.”