Watch Gov. Markell’s final State of the State address

DOVER – Gov. Jack Markell’s final State of the State Address begins at 2 p.m. To watch a live stream, visit here. It begins at 2 p.m.

The governor’s previous addresses have served as a means to unveil his priorities for the coming year, highlight past accomplishments and assure citizens the state is on the right track.

Job creation, business growth and education reform have been perhaps the three most enduring themes in Gov. Markell’s past seven addresses. He has used the annual speech to unveil programs for education, infrastructure, economic development, public safety and criminal justice.

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