Governor Mitch Daniels will deliver his sixth State of the State Address to the Indiana General Assembly tonight at 7:00 p.m. The address will be broadcast live on all Indiana Public Broadcasting television and radio stations, with analysis on radio following the speech. The speech can also be viewed via live webcast on the state’s website.
The governor is expected to comment on the General Assembly’s progress during the first two weeks of the 2010 session, particularly regarding ethics reform and the constitutional amendment for the already-enacted property tax caps. He will also likely discuss the state’s fiscal condition and defend his decisions to cut back on state services and education funding. The governor hasn’t given an indication that there will be any surprise topics in this year’s speech.
Look for Democrats to call for a greater investment by the governor in economic stimulus and job growth efforts while the state unemployment rate remains over 9% as it has for the last year. (Indiana’s November 2009 unemployment rate was 9.6%.)