Appropriations Chair optimistic on state savings, investments made in people
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. Angela Witwer (Delta Township) issued the following statement on Whitmer’s address:
“We are building an economy for a better future by eliminating the retirement tax, making wise investments, and solidifying Michigan as the choice for manufacturing and education. We will continue to build on last year’s success during 2024.”
Over the last year, lawmakers have laid a foundation for Michigan 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 to public school kids, 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, work will continue for the brightest future for all Michiganders.