Gov. Stitt delivers first State of the State address

On Monday, Gov. Kevin Stitt said teachers deserve another pay raise and asked state lawmaker for the money to fund it in his first State-of-the-State address, which he also used to outline his vision for an economy-focused administration that will produce an efficient and adaptive state government.

“The government does not create wealth, only the private sector can,” said Stitt, a former CEO, speaking to lawmakers on Monday as the 57th Legislature officially began.

“In my administration, every policy decision will promote a healthy economy.”

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