Whitmer Lays Out Plan to Cut Taxes, Create JobsWhitmer says her plan builds on the successes of adding 220,000 jobs to its workforce in 2021 and turning a $3 billion deficit into a $7 billion surplus.

Whitmer Lays Out Plan to Cut Taxes, Lower Costs, Create Jobs

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released her plan to help Michigan’s economy continue to rebound from the pandemic, building on the progress of creating more than 220,000 jobs in 2021 and turning a $3 billion deficit to a $7 billion surplus.

According to the released report, Whitmer’s plan includes a variety of initiatives that will cut costs for families, create good paying jobs that can’t be shipped overseas and reduce taxes for the middle-class.

Specifically, her plan gives tax breaks for seniors totaling $1,000 per year, invests in Michigan’s development fund that helped Michigan land $7 billion in investments for GM for 2022, and makes major investments in the Office of Rural Development, which focuses on boosting the economy of the state’s rural communities.

Additionally, her plan  gives bonuses for police officers, first responders, grocery store workers, waiters and others impacted by the pandemic.

Finally, the proposal invests in Michigan Reconnect, a program that helps Michiganders 25 and up on a tuition-free path to higher education or skills training.