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Gov. Whitmer & Mayor Schor Schedule Major Speeches For February

Gretchen Whitmer, Andy Schor
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), Mayor Andy Schor (D)

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver her first State of the State address on Feb. 5. Meanwhile, Lansing mayor Andy Schor will deliver his second State of the City address on Feb. 6.

Gov. Whitmer, a Democrat, scheduled her speech for 7:00 p.m. during a joint session of the Republican-led Legislature at the Michigan Capitol building. Her office announced the time and date on Wednesday.

The State of the State address is a chance for the new governor to unveil her policy agenda to lawmakers and a television audience.

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Lansing mayor Andy Schor will deliver his State of the City address on Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m..

It will take place at the Riverwalk Theater at 228 Museum Drive in Lansing.

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