Marquette, MI – January 28, 2021 – Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered a message of resiliency in her third State of the State address last night, which was conducted virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Whitmer, a Democrat, pledged to reach out to Republican majority legislators, saying it’s important to find common ground to grow the economy and get families and businesses back on their feet.
Republican State Senator Ed McBroom of Dickinson County says Whitmer presented a strong spirit of cooperation between her and legislators, but he doesn’t think that spirit will last as the legislative session unfolds this year.
Whitmer did not talk about imposed pandemic restrictions, but did announce a plan to help re-start and grow the economy focusing on projects dealing with tech, mobility, manufacturing, clean energy and road construction.
State Representative Sara Cambensy, a Marquette Democrat, agrees with the spirit of the Governor’s address, but she fears frustrations and confusion over the administration’s coronavirus restrictions will prevent any real work getting done in Lansing until the issues are resolved.
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