LANSING, Mich. (Jan. 25, 2023) — Sen. Kevin Hertel (D-St. Claire Shores) has issued the following statement in response to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “State of the State” address on Wednesday evening: 

“The Governor’s mention of Senate Bill 1 during her speech tonight and its passage from committee today is proof that we are here to be a government that works for the people of Michigan,” said Sen. Hertel. “It’s an honor to be part of a legislature that has shown we are immediately ready to get to work on issues that directly impact families in the state.” 

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.