Whitmer proposes taxpayer-funded community college, preschool

(The Center Square) – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer targeted lowering household costs for Michiganders in her sixth State of The State address.

Whitmer called on lawmakers to offer free preschool for all 4-year-olds, two years of free community college for all high school graduates and an Innovation Fund to subsidize Michigan companies.

“Every single Michigander can count on a free public education from pre-K through community college,” Whitmer said. “Let’s get it done.” Whitmer called on lawmakers to provide a $5,000 tax credit for caregivers caring for an aging or sick relative and a $2,000 electric vehicle tax credit for union-made vehicles.

“What we can do is make life more affordable by lowering costs on the biggest items in your monthly budget,” Whitmer said. “When your paycheck hits your bank account, you know your largest and most important expenses: housing, child care, transportation, education, utilities, and food. “

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