LANSING — Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released its latest growth numbers for the 2nd quarter of 2021, which ran from April to July. Michigan’s economy grew by 8.3 percent in that timeframe, a rate that not only bested every other state in the Midwest, but beat out most of the country, coming behind just two other states.
Much of this success can be attributed to the key investments Governor Whitmer has made in small businesses, infrastructure, and public safety throughout the pandemic to put Michigan back to work safely and revitalize our economy. Those crucial components of Michigan’s future secured additional appropriations in the $70 billion budget she signed this week that fully funds the state through the next fiscal year.
Meanwhile, the MIGOP continues to be consumed by party infighting over relitigating the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. MLive reported that as Republicans gathered on Mackinac Island last weekend, attendees cited long since thoroughly debunked “election fraud” as “the most important issue to them.”
Additionally, all 12 Republican gubernatorial candidates, many of which have been involved in the primary for months, struggled to identify what their top policy priority is.
MDP spokesperson Rodericka Applewhaite issued the following statement:
“At every turn, Governor Whitmer keeps delivering results that keep Michigan first. Throughout the pandemic she’s made strategic investments in our small businesses, infrastructure, and public safety that has allowed our economy to bounce back not only quickly but safely. That’s a clear demonstration of her strong leadership that stands out on its own, but is even more evident against the backdrop of Michigan Republicans struggling to move on from an election that took place nearly a year ago. Michiganders deserve a governor that is focused on securing future gains so we remain the best in the Midwest.”