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Scott to give first State of State speech at 6 p.m.

Gov. Rick Scott will deliver his first State of the State speech at 6 p.m. next Tuesday. The evening address is aimed at reaching a statewide television audience, even though stations will likely only carry snippets live during their 6 p.m. newscasts.

"We want to give more people an opportunity to see it," said Brian Burgess, Scott's communications director.

Most recent State of the State addresses have been delivered to a joint session of the Legislature at about 11 a.m., but former Gov. Charlie Crist moved his 2008 speech to the 6 p.m. time slot.

-- Steve Bousquet