Representative envisions better Michigan for all


State Rep. Veronica Paiz (center) (D-Harper Woods) was joined by Joe Rashid (left), Executive Director of Detroit’s East Warren Development Corp. and Sarah Feldman (right) of the East Warren Development Corp., at the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024.

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. Veronica Paiz (D-Harper Woods) issued the following statement on Whitmer’s address:

“Last year, my colleagues and I worked to ensure seniors and hard-working Michiganders could save more of their hard-earned money. It’s time for us to continue building on our successes. We need to make Michigan a state that is friendlier to our seniors and disabled communities, is environmentally just, has affordable housing and is equitable for everyone. Today’s address by the governor highlighted the path forward on some of these important priorities.”

“One organization in my district doing the work to strengthen our community is East Warren Development Corp. My guest tonight was Joe Rashid, executive director of Detroit’s East Warren Development Corp. His organization is one of the staples of our communities, providing support and enhancing the East Warren commercial corridor and adjacent neighborhoods through collaboration, community engagement and equitable development. The goal of this organization is to have 100% business occupancy of East Warren with a diverse mix of walkable, accessible community-driven businesses that serve everyone in the community. I am proud Mr. Rashid joined me today.”

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.