Whitmer to deal with roads, workforce in State of the State

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she’s going to use her first State of the State handle to deal with Michigan’s “fundamentals” — such because the roads, ingesting water and workforce.

The Democrat will converse Tuesday evening throughout a joint session of the Republican-led Legislature.

She plans to focus partially on the magnitude of the issue with deteriorating roads and bridges , asking drivers and companies to offer suggestions on what pothole-ridden infrastructure is costing them. An in depth proposal will seemingly wait till she proposes her funds in March.

One other main matter might be workforce improvement — making certain that corporations can fill their jobs with in-state employees who’ve the right coaching. The problem applies to all employees, she says, no matter whether or not they have four-year faculty levels, commerce certificates or one thing in-between.