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. Rachel Hood (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement on the address:


“The governor outlined a strong plan for Michigan — and it’s one I stand behind. When we address the impacts of climate change in our communities, we are also addressing the quality-of-life issues that matter in our communities — housing affordability, infrastructure investments, water protection — so I was glad to hear the governor address the environment during her speech. It’s essential to factor the negative impacts of climate change into the plan for Michigan’s today and tomorrow. I will prioritize policies to invest in climate solutions that protect public health and our natural resources in West Michigan and beyond.”