January 15, 2013

Today in Olympia: State of the State Address

By Patrick Bell

Gov. Chris Gregoire gave the final State of the State address of her 8-year tenure today.

The State of the State is delivered annually before a join session of the State House and Senate.

Gov. Gregoire used her final address to encourage legislators to focus on funding for education and transportation during the session. The outgoing Gov also made clear she doesn’t believe the legislature can cut or save its way out of the $1 billion budget shortfall.

For reactions from both sides of the aisle, read this News Tribune article.

Tomorrow, Gov-Elect Jay Inslee will be sworn-in and give his inaugural address.

Watch the State of the State address on TVW.

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