Lawmaker looks forward to work on education, economy
LANSING, Mich., Jan. 24, 2024 — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered this year’s State of the State address today before a joint legislative session. In her speech, the governor discussed her agenda for the new term, which includes lowering costs for Michiganders, expanding educational opportunities and strengthening the state’s economy. State Rep. Joey Andrews (D-St. Joseph) issued the following statement on Whitmer’s address:
“Thanks to the wise investments and sound policies we enacted in 2023, Michigan is on the path to prosperity, and the governor’s vision makes me excited to build on that work in 2024. We’re going to help workers and businesses succeed in the ‘Make it in Michigan’ economy; we’re going to lower costs by making housing and transportation more affordable; and we’re going to support parents and students with free, quality education. It’s a great time to be a Michigander.”
Over the last year, lawmakers have laid a foundation for Michigan by putting people first. The fundamental building blocks include repealing the retirement tax, increasing the Working Families Tax Credit (EITC), funding free breakfast and lunch to public school kids, improving anti-discrimination laws and so much more.