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. Jimmie Wilson, Jr. (D-Ypsilanti) issued the following statement on Whitmer’s address:

“Tonight’s event demonstrated that there are lots of exciting plans in the works for Michigan. The House, Senate and governor are all on the same page for the year ahead — let’s save money for our people, let’s find ways to help our seniors, our hard workers, our parents and our kids — their education and future success. We came together today to continue to put Michiganders first.”

Since gaining control of the House, Senate and governor’s office in 2022, 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.