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2014 State of the State Address -- Wednesday, 01/22/2014

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2013 State of the State Address -- Thursday, 01/24/2013

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Entire broadcast of Governor Brown's 2013 State of the State speech and Capital Public Radio’s coverage. (59 min)

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Governor Brown's 2013 State of the State speech (25 min 10 sec)

Preview of the speech with Capital Public Radio’s Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler. (6 min 48 sec)

Post-speech analysis and reaction moderated by Beth Ruyak with former California state legislators Deborah Ortiz and Roger Niello, veteran political analyst Steve Swatt, and Republican assembly leader Connie Conway. (26 min 53 sec)

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Transcript of the Governor's 2013 State of the State Address as prepared (PDF)

2012 State of the State Address -- Wednesday, 01/18/2012

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Entire broadcast of Governor Brown's 2012 State of the State speech (58 min 50 sec)

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Governor Brown's 2012 State of the State speech (20 min 36 sec)

Preview of the speech with Capital Public Radio Network Reporter Ben Adler (14 min 51 sec)

Post-speech analysis moderated by Marianne Russ with Jean Ross, Executive Director of the California Budget Project, former Republican Assemblyman Roger Niello, media/political analyst Barbara O'Connor (23 min 23 sec)

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Transcript of the Governor's 2012 speech (PDF)

2011 State of the State Address -- Monday, 01/31/2011

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Governor Brown's 2011 State of the State speech (14 min 26 seconds)

Preview of the speech with Capital Public Radio Network Bureau Chief Marianne Russ (8 min 8 sec)

Post-speech analysis moderated by Jeffrey Callison with Jean Ross, Executive Director of the California Budget Project, former Republican Assemblyman Roger Niello, media/political analyst Barbara O'Connor (35 min 35 sec)

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Transcript of the Governor's 2011 speech (PDF)

2010 State of the State Address -- Wednesday, 01/06/2010

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2010 Broadcast

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2010 Speech

Governor Schwarzenegger’s 2010 State of the State speech (24 min 12 sec)

2010 Preview

Preview of the speech with Capital Public Radio Network Bureau Chief Marianne Russ (9 min 56 sec)

2010 Analysis

Post-speech analysis moderated by Jeffrey Callison, with Jean Ross (Executive Director of the California Budget Project), Republican strategist Sal Russo, Barbara O'Connor (Director of the Institute for the Study of Politics and Media at Sacramento State), and reaction from Senate President Pro Tem Darrel Steinberg (D-Sacramento). (25 min 47 sec)

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Transcript of the Governor's 2010 speech (PDF)

2009 State of the State Address -- Thursday, 01/15/2009

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger: “I will not give the traditional state of the state address here today because the reality is that our state is incapacitated until we solve the budget crisis. The truth is that California is in a state of emergency.”

The Democrats did not give an official response as they have in the past. Instead, our audio includes individual reactions from Democratic and Republican legislative leaders.

Jeffrey Callison of Capital Public Radio hosts, with analysis from Capital Public Radio Network Bureau Chief Marianne Russ, the California Budget Project's Executive Director Jean Ross, Republican political strategist Sal Russo, Director of the Institute for the Study of Politics and Media Barbara O’Connor, and more.

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2009 Speech

Governor Schwarzenegger’s 2009 State of the State speech (12 min 19 sec)

2009 Preview

Preview of the speech with analysts listed above (9 min 56 sec)

2009 Analysis

Post-speech analysis, with reaction from Assemblymembers Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) and Dave Jones (D-Sacramento), and Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (36 min 41 sec)

2008 State of the State Address -- Tuesday, 01/08/2008

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2008 Speech

Governor Schwarzenegger’s 2008 State of the State speech (28 min 21 sec)

2008 Response

Democratic response given by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez and Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata (6 min 20 sec)

Capital Public Radio’s coverage of the speech hosted by Jeffrey Callison

2008 Preview

Preview of the speech with Capitol Bureau Chief Marianne Russ; Jean Ross, Executive Director of the California Budget Project; Rex Babin, Pulitzer Prize-nominated political cartoonist for the Sacramento Bee; and noted Republican political consultant Sal Russo (14 min 32 sec)

Analysis of the speech with Jean Ross, Executive Director of the California Budget Project; Rex Babin, Pulitzer Prize-nominated political cartoonist for the Sacramento Bee; and noted Republican political consultant Sal Russo

2008 Analysis Part 1

Part 1 (5 min 55 sec)

2008 Analysis Part 2

Part 2 (3 min 53 sec)

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Transcript of the Governor's 2008 speech (PDF)

2007 State of the State Address -- Tuesday, 01/09/2007

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2007 Speech

Governor Schwarzenegger’s 2007 State of the State speech (27 min)

2007 Response

Democratic response given by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez and Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata (4 min 45 sec)

Capital Public Radio’s coverage of the speech hosted by Jeffrey Callison

2007 Preview

Preview of the speech with Capitol Bureau Chief Marianne Russ and Tim Hodson, Director of the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State (7 min 30 sec)

Analysis of the speech with Tim Hodson, Director of the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State; Duff Sundheim, former Chair of the California Republican Party; and Jean Ross, Executive Director of the California Budget Project

2007 Analysis Part 1

Part 1 (6 min)

2007 Analysis Part 2

Part 2 (13 min 25 sec)

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Transcript of the Governor's 2007 speech (PDF)

2006 State of the State Address -- Thursday, 01/05/2006

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2006 Speech

Governor Schwarzenegger’s 2006 State of the State speech (24 min 23 sec)

2006 Response

Democratic response given by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez and Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata (3 min 26 sec)

Capital Public Radio’s coverage of the speech hosted by Jeffrey Callison

2006 Preview

Preview of the speech with Capitol Bureau Chief Marianne Russ and Tim Hodson, Director of the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State (5 min 39 sec)

Analysis of the speech with republican strategist Sal Russo; Jean Ross, Executive Director of the California Budget Project; and Tim Hodson from the Center for California Studies

2006 Analysis Part 1

Part 1 (6 min)

2006 Analysis Part 2

Part 2 (19 min 33 sec)

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Transcript of the Governor's 2006 speech (PDF)

2005 State of the State Address -- Wednesday, 01/05/2005

2004 State of the State Address -- Tuesday, 01/06/2004

2004 through 2010 State of the State Speeches Combined