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Whitmer Inflation Reduction Act executive directive

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is working to lower costs for families as they battle inflation. She signed an executive directive Tuesday pushing for full utilization of the Inflation Reduction Act.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says the newly-passed Inflation Reduction Act will lower the cost of prescription drugs, health care and energy – expenses she notes are hitting Michigan families hard, as inflation rates soar.

However, she says not all families have the information and resources needed to fully harness the benefits. Whitmer, a Democrat, signed an executive directive on Tuesday, pushing departments across the state to provide educational materials, ensuring families are aware of all opportunities to cut costs. In a statement she says:

“These provisions to lower costs and put money in people’s pockets are a great step forward and we will work hard to make sure Michiganders can see and feel the benefits of the IRA. Tough times don’t last, but tough people do, and it is time they got some relief. Let’s get it done.”

Whitmer says under IRA benefits all Michigan families will save at least $500 a year on energy costs, and middle-class Michiganders will get thousands of dollars in tax credits for buying electric vehicles made right here in Michigan.

A full list of benefits and resources can be found online at Michigan.gov.

Link to this URL as the link for Michigan.gov: https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/news/press-releases/2022/09/06/whitmer-signs-executive-directive-utilizing-the-inflation-reduction-act

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