Morgan on State of the State Address
Lawmaker eager to keep putting people first
State Rep. Jason Morgan (D-Ann Arbor) was joined by South Lyon mayor Steve Kennedy 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. Jason Morgan (D-Ann Arbor) issued the following statement on Whitmer’s address:
“Sharing the House floor with Mayor Steve Kennedy of South Lyon during Governor Whitmer’s State of the State address was an honor. Mayor Kennedy and I are committed to collaborating with the governor to make our communities better than ever. We’ll keep putting people first by lowering costs, improving education, and keeping our air and water clean. We repealed the retirement tax, increased the working families tax credit, and funded free breakfast and lunch for public school kids and free community college degrees — setting a strong foundation for our state’s future and ensuring anyone can ‘make it’ in Michigan.”
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.