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Evers to deliver State of the State address in state Capitol again

Governor gave last year's address via video

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos listening to Gov. Tony Evers address
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, center, watches as Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers addresses a joint session of the Legislature in the Assembly chambers during the Governor’s State of the State speech at the state Capitol Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, in Madison. Behind Evers is Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Tyler August, left, R-Lake Geneva, and former Senate President Roger Roth, R-Appleton. Andy Manis/AP Photo

Gov. Tony Evers plans to deliver the annual State of the State address in the state Capitol building again.

Evers delivered last year’s address via video conference.

The governor’s office released a letter Tuesday that Evers sent to Republican legislative leaders on Dec. 22 in which he requests the Legislature convene in a joint session at the Capitol in February to hear the speech.

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Evers suggested delivering the address on the evening of Feb. 15 or Feb. 22.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, and state Senate President Chris Kapenga, R – Delafield, responded with a letter Monday inviting him to address lawmakers on Feb. 15. They said in the letter that they hope he discusses the state’s labor shortage and rising inflation.

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