Carter Responds to the State of the State Address

Representative looks forward to a better, brighter future for all Michiganders 

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. Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit) issued the following statement on Whitmer’s address:

“Tonight’s State of the State address outlined some practical policy solutions to continue tackling the problem of poverty in Michigan. Lowering costs, expanding and investing further in education and putting the American dream in reach for more Michiganders is the right thing to do. People are tired of living one paycheck away from financial ruin if they or a family member gets sick and needs care. Tax credits for caregivers, free pre-k for every 4-year-old in Michigan, lowering costs for working families and rolling taxes back for seniors — all of these things go a long way to help individuals and families make it in Michigan.” 

Since gaining control of the House, Senate and governor’s office last year, Michigan Democrats have laid a strong foundation for our state 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 for public school kids, ensuring better access to reproductive health care, improving public safety and so much more. With efforts including lowering prescription costs, bolstering our economy, and ensuring Michigan is a healthy and desirable state to live and work in, House Dems will continue to work, hammer and nail, for the brightest future for all Michiganders.