Gov. Whitmer plans tax cuts, stricter gun laws, free pre-K

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer outlined an agenda Wednesday that will prioritize enacting stricter gun laws, repealing outdated laws that restrict abortion and who one can marry and providing pre-K education for all 4-year-olds in the state.

Whitmer presented her agenda in her fifth State of the State speech, which is her first since winning reelection. Her plan could become a reality with Democrats in full control of the state government for the first time in decades. The State of the State speech marked one of the first times Whitmer has been able to summarize specific legislation for the upcoming year. Republicans criticized the governor for not outlining a broader plan in anticipation of the speech.