Gov. Mike Dunleavy is ready for his close-up.
The new governor will likely deliver his State of the State address at 7 p.m. Jan. 22, it was announced on the Alaska Senate floor Wednesday. The House of Representatives has to make a formal request as well, House Majority Press Secretary Mike Mason said Wednesday. With the House in disarray without a majority at the moment, that request has not come yet.
Mason said the 7 p.m. Jan. 22 time and date will likely stand, though, as these formal requests are more of a formality than anything else.
Dunleavy’s address will take place at the Alaska Capitol, and will be in front of a joint session of the House and Senate.
For those looking to plan their evenings around the speech: Last year’s address from Gov. Bill Walker lasted 49 minutes and his address the previous year lasted 46 minutes.
— Juneau Empire