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Here’s how to listen to Gov. Ducey’s 2020 State of the State address

Jan 13, 2020, 9:45 AM | Updated: 3:22 pm
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(Getty Images Photo/Chip Somodevilla)
(Getty Images Photo/Chip Somodevilla)

PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is scheduled to address the public Monday, the opening day of the annual legislative session, to share his agenda for 2020.

The annual State of the State address will be held at the state Capitol in Phoenix at 2 p.m.

The address will be broadcast live on KTAR News 92.3 FM, our app or online.

The governor tweeted a video Monday highlighting the number of people and companies as well as jobs and investment coming to the state.

He also highlighted some of the state’s actions from last year, including investing $1 billion in the state’s rainy day fund and passing a law that allows Arizona to recognize out-of-state occupational licenses.

Ducey was re-elected in November 2018, knocking off Democrat David Garcia. This will be his sixth State of the State address.

Ducey is expected to tout his administration’s accomplishments in the past year and present proposals for lawmakers to consider in the coming session. Education, public health and safety and infrastructure proposals are likely to make up a good part of his presentation.

The governor said last week that he’ll also continue to simplify or cut income taxes as he’s done each year since taking office in 2015. That won’t sit well with Democrats and many educators who believe the state’s schools and universities remain underfunded despite injections of cash in recent years.

But Republicans who hold the majority in both chambers like the idea. One GOP senator has already proposed a big tax cut that would benefit businesses, homeowners and parents.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Here’s how to listen to Gov. Ducey’s 2020 State of the State address