Bullock to deliver state of state speech
Updated On: Jan 30 2013 04:59:54 PM MST
Bullock speaks to the Legislature in the House chambers at 7p.m. on Wednesday.
Gov. Steve Bullock will be delivering his first State of the State speech to lawmakers who are analyzing his budget requests.
The governor's office says he will outline his plans to "create jobs, expand educational opportunities, and build a more effective government."
The Republican response will be given afterward by Rep. Austin Knudsen of Culbertson. The 31-year-old attorney plans to talk about tax relief, job creation and improving the economy.
Bullock is asking lawmakers for a $500 million spending increase to pay for $400-per-homeowner tax rebates, more money for schools, a pay raise for state employees who have worked under salary freezes, and a plan to fix the pension system.
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