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Gov. Parson lays out priorities at State of the State speech

Gov. Mike Parson at State of the State
Courtesy Missouri House of Representatives
Gov. Mike Parson delivers his second State of the State address Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in the House chambers of the Missouri Capitol.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will deliver his second State of the State address ahead of the 2020 legislative session Wednesday.

Watch playback of the speech in the window below.

Watch the Democratic response to the speech in the player below.

Parson will address members of both chambers and simultaneously release his budget recommendations for fiscal year 2021.

Click here for a breakdown of the governor's office's breakdown of Parson's budget recommendations.

Lawmakers have filed hundreds of bills already that touch on a variety of issues.

Last year, Parson's priorities included investment in infrastructure and the need to repair or replace many of the state's bridges. The legislature passed a $300 million bonding plan and set aside $50 million in general revenue for the repairs, with a focus on the Interstate 70 bridge near Rocheport.

Check back and watch ABC 17 News for continuing coverage of the speech.

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Barry Mangold

Barry Mangold reports for ABC 17 News on weekday evenings and anchors weekend evening broadcasts.

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