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, 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 Governor Whitmer to deliver tangible results. 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 support all Michigan families.

“It’s time for us to repeal the retirement tax, expand the working families tax credit, make preschool free and accessible for all children, and ensure Michiganders can pocket more of their hard earned dollars.

“Let’s get to work for a better, stronger Michigan.”