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Michigan has had one of the strongest economic recoveries in the country... I will continue to move Michigan forward and boost our economy. Governor Whitmer in Grand Rapids

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

Michigan’s economy took center stage in the first debate between Governor Whitmer and her Republican opponent, Tudor Dixon.

Whitmer addressed inflation head-on, saying, “A Governor cannot fix global inflation but we can keep more money in your pocket.” Whitmer pointed to record job growth and an economic recovery that Bloomberg News called number one in the country. Under Governor Whitmer, Michigan has seen more than 30,000 new auto jobs and the fastest small business growth in 23 years.

The Governor made news during the debate by calling for a tripling of the Earned Income Tax Credit, ending the retirement tax, and suspending the state sales tax on gas.

This fall, Governor Gretchen Whitmer took action to lower costs for working families by signing an executive directive to take advantage of tax credits and other opportunities made available in the Inflation Reduction Act.

Experts say this will significantly lower health care costs for Michigan families. The legislation allows Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices while capping out-of-pocket expenses at $2,000/year. Insulin costs for Medicare are now capped at $35 per month.

Tudor Dixon, the Republican nominee for governor, opposed the legislation and called on Michigan’s congressional delegation to vote no.