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Whitmer proposes tax cuts, more mental health workers

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) gave her State of the State address Wednesday. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) gave her State of the State address Wednesday. |  Photo: Michigan Governor's Office

DAVID EGGERT
Updated: January 26, 2022 08:30 PM
Created: January 26, 2022 08:30 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Flush with surplus state revenues, Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has called for a series of targeted tax cuts while outlining her legislative agenda and touting accomplishments before she's up for reelection.

Delivering her State of the State speech virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she called for exempting retirement income from taxation and fully restoring a credit for 730,000 low- and moderate-wage families who on average would get an extra $350 annually.

She proposed a $2,500 state credit for the purchase of an electric vehicle and charging equipment on the heels of General Motors’ announced $7 billion investment in Michigan.

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