LANSING, Mich., Jan. 25, 2023 — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered the State of the State address tonight 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. Alabas Farhat (D-Dearborn) issued the following statement on Whitmer’s address:

“I’m excited to work with Gov. Whitmer to make tangible positive changes. The hard-working families of Michigan are struggling to make ends meet; it’s time for us to take action and pass legislation that will have real change. It’s time for us to repeal the retirement tax to help seniors save more money, expand the working families tax credit to help hard-working Michigan families keep more money and make preschool free for all children. Let’s work together to make a better, stronger Michigan.”