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Gov. Whitmer focuses on economic, civil rights, safety issues during State of the State address

AP Photo/Al Goldis

Tax cuts, infrastructure, and access to education all headlined Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address last night. But not every Democratic priority made it into the speech

One idea left out was the repeal of Michigan’s “Right to Work” law that keeps jobs from requiring workers to pay union dues.

Democratic Representative Abraham Aiyash serves in House leadership. He says it remains a top priority for the Legislature.

“We are just making sure that we are going to do all the things that Michiganders want us to do. And I wish we had much longer but we know that every two years is an election so we will prioritize it as a top issue and there’s no mistaking that we will get it done.”

Otherwise Governor Whitmer’s speech mainly stuck to priorities that lawmakers have already begun working on.

One new policy she proposed involves providing free pre-school for four-year-olds.

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