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Photo of Governor Whitmer at the 2022 State of the State.
Governor Whitmer is focused on growing Michigan's economy, creating good-paying jobs, and lowering costs for families by delivering on the kitchen-table issues.
$1 billion for Public Safety
Invested $1 billion to protect public safety across 4 bipartisan budgets.
Signed over 1,000 bipartisan bills
Collaborated with Republican and Democratic partners in the legislature on hundreds of bipartisan bills.
4 Balanced, Bipartisan Budgets
Worked across the aisle to sign four fiscally responsible state budgets that did not raise taxes by a dime.
Rebuilding Water Infrastructure
Invested over $4 billion to upgrade drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater facilities, replace lead service lines, and build up dams, supporting 57,000 jobs.
Connecting Michiganders to High-Speed Internet
Connected over 23,048 homes, businesses, and community institutions like schools and libraries to high-speed internet since taking office.
Secured a $2 billion investment from Ford creating 3,200 jobs
Ford expanded its footprint in Michigan thanks to economic development legislation.
Over 1 Million Covered by Healthy Michigan
Extended Healthy Michigan to over 1 million people.
Paid Down Nearly $14 Billion of Debt
Reduced Michigan’s debt by nearly $14 billion.
Won a $4.5 billion investment from Stellantis creating 6,433 jobs
First new assembly plant in Detroit in nearly 30 years.
$9 Billion Surplus
Turned a projected $3 billion deficit in 2020 into a $9 billion surplus in 2023.
Largest Ever Investment in Parks
Signed the Building Michigan Together Plan to make the single largest investment in state and local parks
Historic Investments in Education
Closed the funding gap between schools in Michigan without raising taxes. Strengthened mental health supports in schools and helped recruit more talented Michiganders to be teachers.
Nearly 200,000 Michiganders on Paths to Higher Education or Skills
Put 197,000 Michiganders and counting on a tuition-free path to higher education or skills training through Reconnect and Futures for Frontliners.
Landed a $7 billion investment from GM to create and retain 5,000 jobs
Landed GM's largest investment ever because of bipartisan economic development legislation
Fixing 16,000+ lane miles of road and 1,200+ bridges
Michigan has fixed more than 16,000 lane miles of road and 1,200 bridges, supporting more than 89,000 jobs.
Childcare to 150,000 Kids
Expanded low or no-cost childcare to 150,000 more kids and their families.
$1.6 billion Rainy Day Fund
Brought Michigan's rainy day fund to an all-time high.
$400 Refunds per Vehicle
Delivered $400 refund checks per vehicle to drivers because of bipartisan auto insurance reform.
Announced over 35,000 Auto Jobs
Since Governor Whitmer took office, Michigan has announced over 35,000 auto jobs including investments from GM, Ford, Stellantis.
0 Tax Increases on Michiganders
Did not raise taxes on working families by a dime.
Lowering Cost of Higher Education by Thousands
Set up Michigan Achievement Scholarship, lowering annual cost of community college by $2,750 a year, private college by $4,000, and public university by $5,500 for eligible students. Launched Michigan Reconnect to offer a tuition-free path to higher education or skills training for any Michigander 25 and up.