Alaska governor to give State of State speech Tuesday

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is set to give his fourth State of the State address on Tuesday.

The evening speech is set to be delivered before a joint session of the Legislature in Juneau, as is custom.

The Senate earlier this week accepted the House’s invitation to gather for the speech, which will be held in the House chambers.

Dunleavy’s speech last year was delivered by video, which his office attributed to issues related to the pandemic. That speech also was given before the House had organized a majority. That didn’t happen until later.

Dunleavy made his first State of the State speech in 2019.