LANSING, Mich. (Jan. 25, 2023) — Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement in reaction to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s 2023 State of the State address:

“The people of Michigan were the true spotlight of Gov. Whitmer’s address tonight. She focused her message on the grit and good nature of the men and women who make the state of our state strong, and because of them, we have so much to be optimistic about as we look to the future.

“It’s a new era in Michigan’s state government. We now have a majority that is determined to bring real solutions to real people, and I am pleased to lead a chamber that is ready to partner with Gov. Whitmer. We will work with anyone who is willing to get back to the fundamentals of honest, hardworking public service so we can bring meaningful change to Michigan families.”