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Thursday, January 26, 2023 12:00 AM

MLA’s Statement in Response to Governor Whitmer's State of the State Address

January 26, 2023

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During this year's State of the State address, Governor Whitmer discussed many initiatives, and in doing so, highlighted the need for investments that will make our communities better places to live, work and visit. She asked Michiganders to lead by example and commit to bringing our collective “A” game for a brighter future. 

MLA looks forward to working with the Governor and legislative leaders on creating great places and focusing on issues vital to our libraries. Enhancing resources like State Aid to Libraries, supporting safety measures, staying on “offense” in protecting our freedoms and fundamental rights, investing in aging infrastructure, and increasing early education and media literacy are just a few of the key areas in which we can partner to achieve our shared goals.

As the Governor said, “Michigan - let’s embrace our duty”. Join us in answering the Governor’s call as Michiganders and librarians by rolling up our sleeves and embracing our duty in empowering our libraries, our communities, and our state.

Scott Duimstra



Scott Duimstra 
MLA President


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