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Gov. Evers to deliver State of the State address

by | Jan 11, 2021 | Legislative Update Blog, State Issue | 0 comments

The annual State of the State address will be delivered at 7:00 p.m. on Tues., January 12, 2021. Gov. Tony Evers had previously announced he will deliver this speech, as well as his budget address next month, virtually. The State of the State typically provides some clues as to what will be included in the Governor’s state budget proposal as well as other priorities for the new legislative session. We will keep you updated here about any K-12 education items that are mentioned in the speech.

The speech is traditionally held before a joint session of the legislature in the Assembly chambers. According to, GOP legislative leaders are planning to have lawmakers meet in person tomorrow with TV screens set up in both the Assembly and Senate chambers for lawmakers to watch the speech.

The speech is to be broadcast at WisconsinEye, PBS Wisconsin, Wisconsin Public Radio and streamed online.

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In her State Education Convention address, State Supt. Carolyn Stanford Taylor praised school leaders while highlighting ways to make them more effective. “We need to continue the journey, but in a new and different way.”