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Gov. Rick Scott schedules morning State of the State speech

rickscott-stateofthestate-2011-stpetersburgtimes.jpgRepublican Gov. Rick Scott will deliver his second State of the State speech at 11 a.m. on Jan. 10, ending the recent run of evening deliveries and returning the speech to a more traditional morning time-slot.

Former Gov. Charlie Crist moved the speech to the evening in 2008 hoping to reach a statewide television audience with live snippets on the 6 p.m. newscasts. Scott scheduled his first State of the State this year at the same time with his communications team citing the same reason.

The schedule for the 2012 speech was noted in a memo House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, sent today to state House members regarding the opening day of session.