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. Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit), who was joined by Detroit City Councilwoman Mary Waters, issued the following statement on Whitmer’s address:

“I look forward to working with the governor on our legislative agenda. It’s time we improved the quality of life for all Michiganders. It’s time to repeal the retirement tax, so seniors can keep more money in their pockets. It’s time we help hard-working families by expanding the working families tax credit and making preschool free. Children are our future. We must be doing everything we can to protect them. It’s time we passed universal background check requirements, implemented extreme risk protection laws and passed safe storage laws. This public safety issue can no longer be ignored; it is time to act.”