Honigman Capitol Report


Michigan State of the State Address


  • The Governor announced the Michigan COVID-19 Recovery Plan:
    • This states that the goal is to vaccinate 50k Michiganders per day
    • She will call on the Legislature to permanently extend unemployment benefits to 26 weeks, bringing us in line with 40 other states
  • She is calling on the Legislature to pass the Good Jobs for Michigan legislation
  • She also introduced the Michigan Back to Work Plan

Funding for Local Roads

  • The Governor is calling on the Legislature to provide local governments with more options to fix roads and bridges

Opening Schools

  • The Governor announced the Michigan Classroom Heroes Grant, which will allow grants of up to $500 to show teachers, classroom personnel, etc., the State’s appreciation
  • She will reconvene the Michigan Return to School Advisory Group
  • The budget recommendation will include funding for academic recovery, school infrastructure, and student mental and physical health

Lowering Prescription Drug Costs

  • The Governor also announced that the bipartisan Prescription Drug Task Force has developed a plan to lower prescription drug costs and increase transparency

Clean Drinking Water

  • She announced the Michigan Clean Water Plan, which calls for a $500 million investment in clean water, including money to communities and residents, as well as money for green infrastructure
  • This will include the creation of 7,500 new jobs

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