The “State” of Things in the US

Wondering what the state of things are here in the US? If so, I suspect you will be watching President Obama’s State of the Union Address this evening.

That’s great for what’s going on Nationwide, but if you’re curious to learn more about what’s facing each of the 50 states, don’t forget that most governors unveil their priorities in “state of the state addresses” or budget speeches presented to the legislatures. This typically is done during the first quarter.

Below is a list of this year’s State of the State speeches, which includes links to those that have occurred (courtesy of

State Additional
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R)
March 1
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell (R) Full Text Jan. 19
Arizona Gov. Jan. Brewer (R) Full Text Jan. 10
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe (D)
Full Text
Jan. 11
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) Jan. 31
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) Full Text
Jan. 13
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) Full Text Jan. 5
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D) Full Text Jan. 20
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) March 8
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) Full Text Jan. 12
Hawaii Gov. Neal Abercrombie (D) Full Text
Jan. 24
Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter (R) Full Text Jan. 10
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D)
Feb. 16
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) Full Text Jan. 11
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) TBD
Kansas Sam Brownback (R) Full Text Jan. 12
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D)
Early Feb
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) TBD
Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) February
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) Feb. 3
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D)
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) Full Text Jan. 19
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D)
Feb. 9
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) Full Text
Jan. 11
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) Full Text Jan.19
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D)

Jan. 26
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R) Full Text
Jan. 13
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) Full Text
Jan. 24
New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch (D) Full Text Jan. 6
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) Full Text Jan. 11
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R)

Full Text

Jan. 18
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) Full Text Jan. 5
North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D)
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R) Full Text
Jan. 4
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R)
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) Feb. 7
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) Full Text Jan. 10
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) March 8
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) TBD
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) Full Text Jan. 19
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R)
Full Text
Jan. 11
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R)
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R)
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) Jan. 25
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D)
Jan. 25
Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell (R) Full Text Jan. 12
Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire (D) Full Text Jan. 11
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) Full Text Jan. 12
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) Feb. 1
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead (R) Full Text
Jan. 12

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