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Photo of Governor Whitmer at the 2022 State of the State.
Gov. Whitmer is focused on growing Michigan's economy, creating good-paying jobs, and lowering costs for families by delivering on the kitchen-table issues.
Signed over 900 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.
Building Up 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.
Secured a $2 billion investment from Ford creating 3,200 jobs
Ford expanded its footprint in Michigan thanks to economic development legislation.
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.
$7 Billion Surplus
Michigan turned a projected $3 billion deficit into a $7 billion surplus
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.
186,000 Michiganders on Paths to Higher Education or Skills
Put 186,000 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
Since Governor Whitmer took office through the end of 2022, Michigan will fix more than 16,000 lane miles of road and 1,200 bridges, supporting more than 89,000 jobs
Childcare Investment helps 150,000 Kids
Expanded low or no-cost childcare to 150,000 more kids
$1.6 billion Rainy Day Fund
Brought Michigan's rainy day fund to an all-time high
$400 per Vehicle Refunds
Delivered $400 refund checks per vehicle to drivers because of bipartisan auto insurance reform
Announced over 32,550 Auto Jobs
Since Governor Whitmer took office, Michigan has announced over 32,550 auto jobs
0 Tax Increases on Michiganders
Did not raise taxes on working families by a cent