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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.

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

Signed legislation to save half a million households an average of $1,000 per year.

Signed legislation to deliver a combined $3,150 refund to 700,000 working families, will lift 20,000 families out of working families and directly benefit half the kids in Michigan. 
Through the end of this construction season, Michigan has fixed more than 20,000 lane miles of road and 1,400 bridges, supporting more than 118,000 jobs. 
Since Governor Whitmer took office, Michigan has announced over 36,000 auto jobs including investments from GM, Ford, Stellantis.
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.  
Delivered $400 refund checks per vehicle to drivers because of bipartisan auto insurance reform.
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. 
Signed a budget providing free breakfast and lunch to all of Michigan's 1.4 million public school students
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 21 and up.
Put 197,000 Michiganders and counting on a tuition-free path to higher education or skills training through Reconnect and Futures for Frontliners.
Expanded access to low or no-cost child care to 150,000 more kids and their families and put Michigan on a path to Pre-K for all by expanding the state’s high quality Great Start Readiness Program. 
Extended Healthy Michigan to over 1 million people.
Invested $1.5 billion to protect public safety across 5 bipartisan budgets.
Turned a projected $3 billion deficit in 2020 into a $9 billion surplus in 2023.
Brought Michigan's rainy day fund to an all-time high of $2 billion by the end of 2024. 
Reduced Michigan’s debt by nearly $18 billion.
Worked across the aisle to sign five fiscally responsible state budgets that did not raise taxes by a dime.
Signed the Building Michigan Together Plan to make the single largest investment in state and local parks 

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

Did not raise taxes on working families by a dime.