LANSING — Tonight, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave her first State of the State address, outlining her vision for the state and calling for bipartisan collaboration to address the issues that matter most to Michigan’s families. In response to the governor’s attention to statewide water concerns, state Rep. John Cherry (D-Flint) issued the following statement:

“I was glad to hear that the Governor is focusing on our water safety and infrastructure. Public health is not a partisan issue. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to see that we accomplish our goals for a better, stronger Michigan and protecting the residents of Genesee County from contaminated water supplies, whether that contamination be PFAS or lead.”