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Signature Accomplishments

Photo of Governor Whitmer at the 2022 State of the State.
Office of the Governor

Signature Accomplishments

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.
Invested $1 billion to protect public safety across 4 bipartisan budgets.

Collaborated with Republican and Democratic partners in the legislature on hundreds of bipartisan bills.

Worked across the aisle to sign four fiscally responsible state budgets that did not raise taxes by a dime.
Invested over $4 billion to upgrade drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater facilities, replace lead service lines, and build up dams, supporting 57,000 jobs.
Connected over 23,048 homes, businesses, and community institutions like schools and libraries to high-speed internet since taking office.  
Ford expanded its footprint in Michigan thanks to economic development legislation.
Extended Healthy Michigan to over 1 million people.
Reduced Michigan’s debt by nearly $14 billion.
First new assembly plant in Detroit in nearly 30 years.
Turned a projected $3 billion deficit in 2020 into a $9 billion surplus in 2023.
Signed the Building Michigan Together Plan to make the single largest investment in state and local parks 
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. 
Put 197,000 Michiganders and counting on a tuition-free path to higher education or skills training through Reconnect and Futures for Frontliners.

Landed GM's largest investment ever because of bipartisan economic development legislation

Michigan has fixed more than 16,000 lane miles of road and 1,200 bridges, supporting more than 89,000 jobs.
Expanded low or no-cost childcare to 150,000 more kids and their families. 
Brought Michigan's rainy day fund to an all-time high.
Delivered $400 refund checks per vehicle to drivers because of bipartisan auto insurance reform.
Since Governor Whitmer took office, Michigan has announced over 35,000 auto jobs including investments from GM, Ford, Stellantis.

Did not raise taxes on working families by a dime.

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.