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Whitmer To Deliver First State Of The State Address Feb. 5

January 09, 2019 - 11:43 am

LANSING (WWJ/AP) - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver her first State of the State address on Feb. 5.

The Democrat's speech is scheduled for 7 p.m. during a joint session of the Republican-led Legislature at the Michigan Capitol building. Her office announced the time and date on Wednesday.

The State of the State address is a chance for the new governor to unveil her policy agenda to lawmakers and a television audience.

According to her office, Whitmer wants to focus on building bridges and putting Michiganders first.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.