Governor Whitmer gave her third State of the State address on Wednesday, January 27. The speech was delivered online for the first time in Michigan history, par for the course in 2020/2021. The Governor used her 30 minute speech to reflect on the obstacles and achievements of 2020, while calling for unity and bi-partisanship as we move forward. The address lacked major new announcements, perhaps because many of the administration's initiatives and actions have been detailed throughout the year during the weekly Covid press conferences.
While the Governor discussed vaccines, roads, jobs, and education, the topic of energy got only a brief mention,
On energy, the Governor said,
"Over the next year, we will announce initiatives and projects big and small – from tech, mobility and manufacturing growth, to clean energy and road construction. This will protect, grow, and create more good paying jobs".
MOGA will continue to monitor and prepare for this promised "clean energy" initiative, ensuring that oil and gas continue to be a large part of the state's energy portfolio for decades to come.