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State of state at noon

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee delivers his "state of the state" address to a joint session of the Legislature at noon.

Last month he signaled he's pushing for a "hold steady, get ready" budget for the short session. The road to "hold steady" could get a little bumpy with last week's Supreme Court ruling that the justices want a report by end of April on how the Legislature plans to meet its paramount duty of educating the state's children by upping school spending in the next two biennia.

He also deferred questions last week about some environmental initiatives, such as increasing low-carbon fuels, until the speech.

Republicans and the Democratic members of the Senate majority coalition will have a response at 1:30 p.m. 

Spin Control will tweet highlights of the speech in a special widget on the blog. 

Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981 and retired in 2021. He is currently the political and state government correspondent covering Washington state.

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