LANSING, Mich. (Jan. 25, 2023) — Sen. John Cherry (D-Flint) has issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “State of the State” address on Wednesday evening: 

“Tonight was not about what Democrats want for Michigan. Rather, the priorities laid out tonight benefit Michiganders across the state and, finally, we are in a position to deliver results for residents. I fully support the Governor’s plans to increase the Earned Income Tax Credit, which will give Michigan families the financial support they need to pay for everyday essentials like groceries, childcare, and transportation. I am pleased to continue working to ensure Michiganders are not subjected to the unfair ‘retirement tax’ which is another priority of both the governor and my colleagues.” 

In her speech, Gov. Whitmer laid out her administration’s plans for the coming year. This was the first “State of the State” address delivered in person since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.