Oakland County lawmaker highlights support for caregivers
LANSING, Mich., Jan. 24, 2024 — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered this year’s State of the State address today 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. Sharon MacDonell (D-Troy) issued the following statement on Whitmer’s address:
“As the chair of the Michigan Legislative Disability Caucus, hearing the governor propose a tax credit to offset the costs of caring for a disabled or chronically ill family member is welcome and exciting news. Combined with lowering the cost of housing and providing more no-cost educational opportunities, Michiganders’ dollars will be going further than ever before. I was also glad to hear the governor call for further investments in our roads and other infrastructure.”
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 public safety and so much more.