Representative highlights support for lowering costs

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 24, 2024 — Before a joint legislative session today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered this year’s State of the State address. 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. Mike McFall (D-Hazel Park) issued the following statement on Whitmer’s address:

“Gov. Whitmer and I both understand the importance of lowering necessary expenses for all Michiganders. As I continue to prioritize supporting the working families of my district, I look forward to advocating for the expansion of public transit, lowering prescription drug costs and ensuring all workers have access to a retirement plan. In the next few weeks, I will be introducing the ‘Work & Save’ program so employees of all income levels can properly prepare for retirement. House Democrats have been hard at work putting people first, and I am excited to build on our momentum in 2024.”

Since gaining control of the House, Senate and governor’s office last year, Michigan Democrats have laid a strong foundation for our state 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 for public school kids, ensuring better access to reproductive health care, improving public safety and so much more. With efforts including lowering prescription costs, bolstering our economy and ensuring Michigan is a healthy and desirable state to live and work in, House Dems will continue to work, hammer and nail, for the brightest future for all Michiganders.