(WWLP) – Governor Deval Patrick and President Barack Obama are both getting ready for their annual messages to the people. Patrick’s State of the Commonwealth address and Obama’s State of the Union will both be held Tuesday night.
Patrick’s annual address was originally scheduled for last Tuesday, but a winter storm that dumped several inches of snow over eastern portions of the state caused the governor to postpone the message for the week. Under the strict timing requirements of the state constitution, he hosted a news conference last Wednesday in which he introduced the state budget, but he is expected to outline other priorities Tuesday, in what will be his eighth and final State of the Commonwealth address. He will speak in front of a joint session of the Legislature starting at 7:30 P.M., and you can watch it live on 22News on the air, and here on WWLP.com.
Later in the night, President Barack Obama will make his annual State of the Union address. The President is facing what are among the lowest poll numbers of his presidency, and he is expected to speak about issues like the minimum wage, the condition of the economy, and possibly immigration reform. You can watch NBC’s coverage of the State of the Union address at 9:00 P.M. on 22News, and on WWLP.com.