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. Helena Scott (D-Detroit) issued the following statement on the address: 


“The governor and I share a great many priorities. This coming legislative term, I am going to continue to advocate for the working people of Michigan, and I’ll push for policies that help our economy recover from the negative effects of inflation. Making sure our working- and middle-class folks have the support systems they need to prosper is absolutely essential.”