Lawmaker focused on continuing economic momentum
LANSING, Mich., Jan. 25, 2024 — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered this year’s State of the State address yesterday before a joint legislative session. In her speech, the governor discussed her agenda for the new term, which includes lowering costs for Michiganders, expanding educational opportunities and strengthening the state’s economy. State Rep. Jason Hoskins (D-Southfield) issued the following statement on Whitmer’s address:
“I am excited to continue working with Gov. Whitmer and my colleagues in the Legislature to improve Michigan’s economy. Thanks to the work we did last year, our state is on the right track, but our job isn’t finished. With a community-driven, people-focused economic development strategy, we can attract and retain workers and businesses in our great state.”
Over the last year, lawmakers have laid a foundation for Michigan by putting people first. The fundamental building blocks include repealing the retirement tax, increasing the Working Families Tax Credit (EITC), funding free breakfast and lunch to public school kids, improving anti-discrimination laws and so much more.