Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer touted the accomplishments of 2023 and her agenda for 2024 during her State of the State address this week.
MichMash hosts Cheyna Roth and Gongwer’s Zach Gorchow sat down with Whitmer to discuss her goals for this year — such as paid family leave.
In this episode:
- Governor Gretchen Whitmer addresses the status of paid family and medical leave.
- The possibility of bipartisan legislation in 2024.
- The 2024 presidential election.
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“In my first State of the State, I came out with a bold plan that actually would’ve fixed the problem [with roads], but I couldn’t get the Legislature to pick it up, much less counter with an alternative idea,” Whitmer said. “In year two…put $3.5 billion into our roads. Last night called on MDOT to release the $700 million remaining.”
Whitmer mentioned a care giver tax credit, which she believes can help a significant portion of Michigan’s population.
“We know nationally people spend hundreds of billions of dollars to care for a child with long term needs or a sick or aging parent,” stated Whitmer.
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