Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver her third State of the State Address on Wednesday, January 27th. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the event will be held virtually. Whitmer will seek “common ground” with the Republican-led Legislature in her State of the State address. The Democrat plans to pitch a multibillion-dollar pandemic relief plan that would prioritize coronavirus vaccinations and additional aid to schools and businesses. She says the proposal, first announced last week, will comprise a “good chunk” of her third annual address Wednesday night. She'll also urge approval of a $500 million initiative to upgrade water and wastewater infrastructure and call for passage of bills to let counties levy local fuel and vehicle registration taxes if authorized by voters. Whitmer tells The Associated Press there's “light at the end of the tunnel” amid a pandemic that has contributed to the deaths of more than 15,300 residents.
The public can watch at www.michigan.gov/MISOTS21