LANSING, Mich., Jan. 26, 2023 — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered the State of the State address last night 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. 

“As the chair of the Economic Development and Small Business Committee, I am committed to advancing legislation that boosts our state and local economies,” said state Rep. Jason Hoskins (D-Southfield). “I agree with Gov. Whitmer — bigotry is bad for business. Michigan won’t be a place people want to put down roots or open a business if they face discrimination because of who they are when applying for jobs, renting a home or entering a business. I look forward to working with the governor and ensuring Michigan has all the tools it needs to be an economically vibrant and competitive state.”