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. Donavan McKinney (D-Detroit) issued the following statement on Whitmer’s address: 

“It was an honor to attend my first State of the State address as a newly elected state representative, and I was grateful to escort the governor into the House Chambers. It is encouraging to know that the governor’s key priorities also align with ours in the Legislature: tax relief for working families, a quality education for every person, no matter their ZIP code, and safer neighborhoods for all communities. This is truly a special time in the history of our state — I’m grateful to be a part of it, and I will continue to work hard every day for my constituents and the future of our great state.”