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. Jenn Hill (D-Marquette) welcomed her guest for the address, Johanna Bogater, mayor pro tem of the city of Munising, who was instrumental in fighting for local education and child care funding and worked with local leaders to double the amount of investments in local communities. Hill issued the following statement on Whitmer’s speech:

“The governor has laid out an exceptional agenda for our state. Her plan will help ensure that over 110,000 low-income kids get to go to preschool. Mayor Pro Tem Bogater and I have fought tirelessly to make education accessible to every family, no matter their income bracket or ZIP code. I was glad to see the governor advancing this and other common-sense priorities that will make a positive impact on Michigan families.”