Governor Patrick to Deliver Final State of the State Speech

Michael Dwyer/AP

Michael Dwyer/AP

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick is preparing to deliver a belated State of the State address.

Patrick initially planned to give the speech last week, but had to postpone it under the threat of a winter storm.

Patrick plans to give the speech Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

It will become something of a political warm-up. President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver his State of the Union address at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The decision to delay the speech robbed it of some of its suspense.

Governors typically used the address to preview their budget priorities for the new year, but Patrick was required by the state constitution to deliver his budget to state lawmakers last Wednesday.

The speech will be Patrick’s final State of the State address. He will not seek re-election this year.

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  • tiredofthemedia

    Had to postpone because of a winter storm! What a joke. Drop dead You numb azz

  • tiredofthemedia

    Sorry. Auto correct. Supposed to be a dumb azz

  • Nyrebel9

    Hey governor- we won’t miss your bleeding heart liberal taxes that you take from the working class to enable all the gimme’ people that we have bust our butts to support. It is ridiculous that $46 million a month is used to house the homeless in hotels. You want to give ILLEGALS instate tuition? Reward those who break the law? You are a disgrace to this state!