State Rep. Kimberly Edwards (D-Eastpointe) was joined by Detroit Police Commander Lawrence Purifoy and Pastor Kevin Lancaster at the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024.

Representative highlights support for caretakers

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. Kimberly Edwards (D-Eastpointe) issued the following statement on Whitmer’s address:

“Michigan is on the right track and accelerating! From lowering everyday costs like housing and transportation to investing in education from pre-k through community college, we’re putting the needs of Michigan families first. In particular, the Caring for MI Family Tax Credit will provide welcome relief for caregivers who take on necessary and demanding labors of love. I am excited by the energy around tonight’s address, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to continue making meaningful change this year.”

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.