Garrett Gov. Whitmer’s first State of the State Address:


LANSING — Tonight, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave her first State of the State address, outlining her vision for the state and calling for bipartisan collaboration to address the issues that matter most to Michigan’s working families. In response, state Rep. LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit), who also had the honor of escorting the governor into the joint session, issued the following statement:


“We have entered a new age in our state government, and are now working, together, toward a brighter future for us all. Gov. Whitmer’s passion for the people of Michigan was clear tonight and her commitment to working with representatives from the city of Detroit and the Legislative Black Caucus to address the issues from our communities is encouraging. I am glad to have a strong ally for in the governor’s office. I was also pleased that Judge Garrett was able to join me in witnessing this turning point in our state’s history.”


Rep. Garrett was joined by 36th District Court Judge Ruth Ann Garrett.