Missouri’s 57th governor will deliver his final State of the State address today. During his speech today to the state legislature, Gov. Mike Parson plans to lay out a plan about increasing broadband internet access.

“We’re going to give a timeline in that State of the State when we feel like we’ll be able to have broadband in every home in Missouri,” Parson told Brownfield Ag News.

Parson will also roll out his state budget proposal today, along with his legislative priorities. The governor is reportedly also mentioning Interstate-44 in his address. Whether his discussion will include plans to revamp the federal roadway is unknown.

Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe said the state’s budget is in a tough spot.

“A lot of the federal dollars we’ve seen in the last three or four years are not going to be there anymore, but Missouri is just like Missouri families – we need to live within our budget and we’re going to balance that budget and go forward and do the best we can,” Kehoe told Brownfield Ag News.

The address begins at 3 p.m.

Missourinet will unpack the governor’s address and state budget proposal this week.

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