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. 

“Our schools have received more funding in the last two budgets than any budget before, but it still doesn’t make up for the years of underfunding at the hands of Republicans,” said state Rep. Regina Weiss (D-Oak Park). “Schools need to be funded equitably and our students need more resources and support for their learning. I’m proud to continue working with the governor on policies that support our students and teachers no matter where their district is located in our state.”

Weiss was joined by Oakland County Treasurer Robert Wittenberg at the governor’s address.

“Governor Whitmer’s continued commitment to improve the lives of all Michiganders with investments in public education, public safety and creating economic opportunities will drive our state forward and strengthen our global competitiveness,” Wittenberg said. “By addressing the everyday concerns of Michiganders while providing educational and financial opportunities, our children, residents, businesses and communities will thrive.“