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Bullock to deliver state of state speech

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 HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Gov. Steve Bullock will be delivering his first State
of the State speech to lawmakers who are analyzing his budget requests.
   Bullock speaks to the Legislature in the House chambers at 7p.m. on Tuesday.
   The governor's office says he will outline his plans to "create jobs, expand
educational opportunities, and build a more effective government."
   The Republican response will be given afterward by Rep. Austin Knudsen of
Culbertson. The 31-year-old attorney plans to talk about tax relief, job creation
and improving the economy.
   Bullock is asking lawmakers for a $500 million spending increase to pay for
$400-per-homeowner tax rebates, more money for schools, a pay raise for state
employees who have worked under salary freezes, and a plan to fix the pension
pension system.
   AP-WF-01-30-13 1304GMT

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