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State of the State Address set for Jan. 20

(Missourinet) Governor Nixon will deliver his State of the State Address to the House and Senate in the House Chamber at 7 p.m., Wednesday January 20.
In that address he will lay out his legislative and economic priorities for the legislative session that starts next week, and will present his recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2017 which begins July 1.
The governor and the legislature have not announced a consensus revenue estimate – an agreement between the two on a prediction of how much tax revenue the state will have, to build that budget on. Nixon told Missourinet he believes the two sides will agree – they did not going into the 2014 legislative session – and believes it will be on a projection of about 4.1-percent growth.
Other priorities he has stressed and is likely to talk about in the address are ethics reform and transportation funding.

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