Promoting Michigan jobs and saving hard-earned dollars

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 uplifting Michigan’s education system, growing our population and protecting people’s hard-earned money. State Rep. Nate Shannon (D-Sterling Heights) issued the following statement on Whitmer’s address: 

“In tonight’s address, what resonated for me was the greater focus on transportation, strengthening the economy by bringing supply chain jobs home, lowering prices for hard-working Michiganders and focusing on promoting positive economic development practices. I’m here to serve my constituents in the best way possible, and with priorities like these, we will continue to shape a better Michigan.”

Over the last year, lawmakers have laid a foundation for Michigan 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 to public school kids, 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, work will continue for the brightest future for all Michiganders.