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Gov. Tim Pawlenty gave his final State of the State speech in the House chamber this morning. The two-term Republican governor's speech, as prepared, includes a job creation proposal that features a 20 percent reduction in corporate tax rates and an angel investor tax credit.

Pawlenty gives final State of the State speech

Tim Pawlenty

Tim Pawlenty

Gov. Tim Pawlenty is currently giving his final State of the State speech in the House chamber. The two-term Republican governor’s speech, as prepared, includes a job creation proposal that features a 20 percent reduction in corporate tax rates and an angel investor tax credit. Pawlenty also unveils a proposed expansion of the state’s JOBZ tax-assistance program aimed at helping the Ford plant in St. Paul survive. In addition, Pawlenty renewed his call for a constitutional amendment strictly limiting future state funding.

Here’s the text of Pawlenty’s prepared speech.


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