This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an overhaul of Michigan’s tax system into law, in a bid to provide financial relief for retirees and low-income earners in the state. The bill marks what many Democrats and progressive voters in the state hope can be the launching point for meaningful changes now that Democrats control both legislative chambers and the Governor’s mansion for the first time in 40 years.
Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist, joined guest host Nick Austin to discuss the Democrats priorities in Lansing this term.
“We are looking forward to making sure we can restore workers protections and rights.” — Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist
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Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II is serving his second term as Lieutenant Governor for the State of Michigan. He says the Governor’s office is looking to repeal Michigan Right-to-Work law to restore worker protections in a way that fosters partnership between labor and companies in the state.
“We are looking forward to making sure we can restore workers protections and rights and do so in a way that allows the partnership between labor and the companies that they work for, large and small, to be able to grow, to innovate, to prosper and to produce,” says Gilchrist. “That is going to include the full restoration of those [rights] through repealing that [Right to Work] law that shouldn’t have been passed in the first place.”
“It’s a false choice that we reject, the people of Michigan reject and at the businesses that are investing in Michigan also reject,” continues Gilchrist.