Gov. Sandoval's 'State of the State' focusing on education, economy

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Updated: 1/16/2013 9:38 am

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com)-- Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval will discuss the future of Nevada as the state heads into a crucial economic building year when he delivers his State of the State address Wednesday night in Carson City.

Gov. Sandoval will reflect on his first two years in office and layout his top priorities for the  upcoming legislative session.

"I'm not looking for anything particularly outrageous, but I  think education is going to be the number one priority," political analyst and  Nevada Newsmakers host Sam Shad says.

According Shad along with education, we can expect Medicaid and economic development to be among those top priorities Gov. Sandoval will discuss.

Recovery is ongoing in the silver state and moving slower than other state's, because Nevada was one of the hardest hit Shad explains.

But, unemployment numbers are the best they've been since March of 2009 with the unemployment rate at 10.8-percent in November of last year.

News 4 also spoke with Nevada Superintendent of Public Schools James Guthrie and he agrees with Shad, education especially early education, is a top priority for the governor.

"We're going to see the Governor's tremendous commitment to education this is his highest priority. This is where he's going to put whatever new money comes along, that's where it will be invested," Guthrie says.

State Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis will give the Democratic response after the Governor Sandoval's speech.

The State of the State will be televised on News 4 at 6 p.m.

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