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. Karen Whitsett (D-Detroit), who was joined by Detroit Chief of Police James E. White, Detroit Deputy Chief of Police Franklin Hayes, Executive Director Sufian Nabhan of the Islamic Center of Detroit and Chief of Staff Stephanie Washington for the Mayor of Detroit, issued the following statement on Whitmer’s address: 

“The governor’s agenda works for our entire state, including right here in Detroit. She’s cutting taxes for working families, making Michigan a leader in green manufacturing and ensuring workers can retire with peace of mind. I’m proud to support the governor’s vision and will do all I can to help make it a reality.”