Topeka — Kansas Gov.-elect Sam Brownback plans to give his first State of the State address on Jan. 12, two days after he takes office.
Brownback's office says the speech will be broadcast live on public television stations at 6:30 p.m.
He's expected to use the address to outline his agenda for the Legislature's annual session. The session opens Jan. 10, shortly after the new Republican governor is sworn in.
Following tradition, Brownback had to wait for an invitation from House Speaker Mike O'Neal, a Hutchinson Republican, before announcing the date and time of the speech. The governor-elect will speak from the House chamber during a joint session with the Senate.