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State of the State Address Scheduled for January 27

Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivering the 2020 State of the State address.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver her third State of the State Address on Wednesday, January 27. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the State of the State address will be held virtually, in compliance with CDC and the State of Michigan’s best practices.

Under normal circumstances, Governor Whitmer would request the House Chambers to deliver the State of the State Address to a joint session. However, given the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, these are extraordinary times that require innovative ways of doing things to ensure safety. A large gathering would pose an unnecessary risk to the health of legislators, justices, staff, and guests.

Additionally, details will be forthcoming on how the public and media will be able to view and broadcast the address.  The MAB is currently working out broadcast details and will issue an advisory to members,

WHO: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
WHAT: State of the State Address
WHEN: Wednesday, January 27th at 7 p.m.

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