Governor Gretchen Whitmer Delivers 2022 State of the State Address

LANSING, January 27, 2022 ~ Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered her annual State of The State address Wednesday from the Detroit Diesel manufacturing facility in Redford Township.

Flanked by a backdrop that touted Michigan’s engineering and manufacturing prowess, the Governor gave an optimistic address that outlined recent accomplishments, as well as her election year agenda.

Highlights included the recently announced $7 billion dollar General Motors investment for in-state EV manufacturing, enacted auto insurance reforms that are giving $400 checks per vehicle to Michigan drivers, and a proposed repeal of the retirement tax, which officials say will save half a million households up to $1,000 a year.

Get the complete story here, with reaction from politicians, pundits, and community leaders, as featured on “The Paul W. Smith Show” and “All Talk with Tom Jordan and Kevin Dietz.”

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January 26, 2022 ~ Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivers the State of the State Address live from Detroit Diesel.


January 27, 2022 ~ Paul W. talks to Governor Whitmer about her State of the State address and she says Michiganders can unite on “kitchen table” issues.


January 27, 2022 ~ Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey talks to Paul W. about the Governor‘s State of the State address and he says now the work begins in Lansing to come to an agreement on some of the Governor’s proposals.


January 27, 2022 ~ 760 WJR Senior News Analyst Marie Osborne talks to Paul W. about the State of the State address and says the decision to broadcast from Detroit Diesel sent a message that the future of manufacturing is very important to Michigan.


January 27, 2022 ~ Michigan‘s Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey shares his thoughts on the State of the State with Kevin and Tom.


January 27, 2022 ~ Michigan Representative David Martin talks to Paul W. about the State of the State address and he says he’s not so sure the Governor is willing to work with Republicans in Lansing.


January 27, 2022 ~ Senator Jim Ananich recaps the State of the State with Kevin and Tom.


January 27, 2022 ~ State Representative Bronna Kahle talks with Kevin and Tom about Governor Whitmer‘s State of The State address, and specifically about efforts to help bring insulin prices down.


January 27, 2022 ~ Enbridge Communications Strategist Ryan Duffy talks to Paul W. about the Great Lakes Tunnel project and he says millions of dollars have been spent on new safety measures in the Straits of Mackinac.


January 27, 2022 ~ CEO of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association Brian Peters tells Paul W. that COVID-19 hospital admissions are declining and he also asks everyone to please be kind and patient with hospital workers during this difficult time.


January 27, 2022 ~ Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan CEO Don Simon tells Paul W. that the insurance company understands the needs of Michigan residents because it’s a Michigan company with caring employees living and working in the state.


January 27, 2022 ~ Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy Baruah talks to Paul W. about Governor Whitmer‘s State of the State address and he says they are pleased to hear that she is proposing a $2500 electric vehicle tax credit and increases in education funding.

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