Whitmer lays out Fall priorities: Paid Leave, Clean Energy, Abortion Access

“What’s next on the fall agenda for Michigan is the health of our people, the health of our planet, the health of our economy, and the health of our democracy,” she said.

Whitmer advocates for paid leave as crucial for economic growth and population retention. She highlights that while many large companies already provide this benefit, it remains inaccessible to small businesses due to affordability constraints. By implementing paid leave policies, Whitmer aims to make it easier for small businesses to attract and retain employees.