Moving Michigan forward, protecting our future

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. Cynthia Neeley (D-Flint) issued the following statement on Whitmer’s address:

“Kids need a roof over their heads and quality education, and today the governor made it clear these are priorities for Michigan by announcing the goal for free pre-K for every 4-year-old and two years of community college toward an associate degree or skill certificate. We’ve accomplished so much over the past year, and today’s speech continues that momentum for a greater and more prosperous Michigan future — for our kids, families, all Michiganders.”

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.