LANSING, Mich., Aug., 30, 2023 — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered her “What’s Next” Address today to outline her policy proposals for the remainder of the year. They include paid family and medical leave, strengthening our democracy, protecting the environment and building on Michigan’s economic successes. After the address, Speaker of the House Joe Tate (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“The momentum right now in the Legislature is palpable and making a positive impact in the everyday lives of Michiganders. We accomplished a great deal in the first six months of the year — from cutting taxes for working families and seniors, to enacting commonsense gun violence prevention laws, to passing a budget that reinvests in our state. That was just the beginning. House Democrats are ready to work with the governor and will continue passing smart legislation that focuses on putting people first.”