Lawmaker has positive focus on education, health care
LANSING, Mich., Jan. 24, 2024 — Before a joint legislative session today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered this year’s State of the State address. 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. Jennifer Conlin (D-Ann Arbor) issued the following statement on Whitmer’s address:
“I’m so proud to call Michigan home, and I’ll keep working hard to make sure that future generations feel the same way. For retirees and newcomers alike, we’re going to keep running our game plan to make Michigan a stronger, booming and more vibrant place to live than ever before. From revolutionizing our energy, taking on corporate polluters, investing in education and securing affordable health care — all while keeping money in your pockets — I’m confident our strategies are helping Michiganders stand tall as the resilient leaders of the Midwest.”
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 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, work will continue for the brightest future for all Michiganders.