Governor Gretchen Whitmer will discuss the magnitude of Michigan's problem with poor roads and bridges in her first State of the State address tonight beginning at 7 p.m.

Other core issues include cleaning up drinking water and closing a skills gap in the workforce.

According to Governor Whitmer, the State of the State is focused on making sure that we are the home for opportunity, that our kids stay and that our future is secured.

A state commission has said Michigan lags the country in infrastructure spending and needs $4 billion more annually, including $2.2 billion for roads and bridges.

Another major topic will be work force development, ensuring that companies can fill their jobs with instate workers who have the proper training.  Here's more from the Associated Press.