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Live Broadcast: State of the State January 21

Sacramento, Calif. – January 18, 2016: Capital Public Radio News will provide live, anchored coverage of California Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State address on Thursday, January 21 at 10:00 a.m. Hosted by Capital Public Radio’s Beth Ruyak in Sacramento with Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler at the State Capitol, we’ll have reaction and analysis from around the state.

"Governor Jerry Brown's record 14th State of the State address comes at a pivotal time for California," says Capital Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler. "The state has added jobs at a higher rate than the national average for the last several years. Yet under one U.S. Census Bureau measurement, California's poverty rate is 23.4%, the highest in the nation. It's often said that there are two different Californias - one inland, and one coastal - and voters will want to hear his vision for both of them."

We'll hear response from Republican and Democratic lawmakers, plus analysis from veteran state Capitol observers. We'll also check in with a panel of listeners from a variety of backgrounds about their thoughts on the state of California and what they think of Governor Brown's speech.

Visit politifactcalifornia.com for our recent and ongoing fact checks of politicians and others in the public eye. PolitiFact California is a partnership of Capital Public Radio and PolitiFact.com, a Pulitzer Prize-winning website of the Tampa Bay Times.

Our coverage begins at 10 a.m. PT and ends at 10:59 a.m. PT. Details about what the Governor will talk about in his address and other aspects of our multiplatform coverage are still developing.   The timing could change based on changes from the Governor’s office.

Full transcripts and previous gubernatorial addresses and can be found at govspeech.org.