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. Denise Mentzer (D-Mt. Clemens) issued the following statement on Whitmer’s address: 

 “Gov. Whitmer addressed several issues that my district faces daily. I am glad to hear that the governor shares those concerns. We are focused on supporting Michigan workers and families, while ensuring children get a quality education. Together, we will work toward creating a brighter, more prosperous state.”