LANSING, Mich., Jan. 26, 2023 — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered the State of the State address last night before a joint session of the Legislature at the Capitol in Lansing. In the speech, the governor discussed her legislative agenda for the new term, which includes bolstering the economy, increasing public safety, lowering costs for families, protecting fundamental rights, supporting Michigan workers, investing in early childhood education and attracting talent to Michigan. State Rep. Jaime Churches (D-Wyandotte) issued the following statement on Whitmer’s address: 

“It is time to work toward the benefit of all Michiganders. We can start by helping residents save more money by expanding the working families tax credit, which will enable Michigan workers to keep more of their hard-earned money. We can help seniors by eliminating the retirement tax. In order to put our children on a path to educational success, we must help families by making preschool for all. These changes will make a real difference in the lives of Michiganders, and I look forward to working with the governor in doing so.”