By Elizabeth Halvorson
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has announced this year’s State of the State Address which will be held virtually on Wednesday, Jan. 26, fittingly on Michigan’s 185th birthday. The specific details of the event have yet to be released.
“The State of the State address is a tradition rooted in history,” Whitmer said. “It is an opportunity for Michiganders to hear about the work of state government and see Republicans and Democrats come together to focus on the issues that will put Michigan families, communities, and small businesses first. This year, we’ve agreed that the State of the State address should once again be held remotely to ensure everyone can safely partake in this time-honored event.”
In addition to the State of the State Address, Whitmer announced an art contest available to Michigan K-12 students for the program cover with the theme of “Why do you believe in Michigan?”. The winner, who would typically receive tickets to join the State of the State address, will instead receive a Cherry Republic gift box containing a variety of edible and material goodies.
To submit your design, click here and follow the instructions. Submissions are open exclusively through the online form and will be closed at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16.