Ritu Sehgal Detroit Free Press Published 8:05 AM EST Feb 13, 2019 Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to give her first State of the State address in Lansing tonight. In it, she is expected to preview her plans to “build a better Michigan.” Below is a a text of her prepared remarks. More: Five key takeaways from Whitmer’s State of the State Acknowledgments Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist; Speaker Chatfield; House Democratic Leader Greig; Senate Majority Leader Shirkey; Senate Democratic Leader Ananich; members of the cabinet; my daughters, Sherry and Sydney; my husband, Marc; and my fellow Michiganders: Good evening. I am grateful for the opportunity to speak tonight about the growing challenges we face in Michigan, the steps we are going to take to address them, and my priorities for the next year and beyond. As you can imagine, over the past few weeks, I’ve gotten a lot of unsolicited input about what I should say tonight, and what I should focus on as governor. Someone even suggested, after the recent record-breaking cold, that I should, quote, “fix the damn weather.” I guess the cat’s out of the bag, now you know my campaign slogan for 2022. Joking aside, I want… Read full this story
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