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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to give annual State of the State speech tonight

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is set to deliver his fourth annual State of the State address to lawmakers.

Pence will address a joint audience of both chambers of the Legislature on Tuesday evening.

The speech offers a chance to turn the corner after a tumultuous year during which his policies drew negative attention to the state, most notably his support for a religious objections law that critics say sanctioned discrimination against gay people.

With an eye to his re-election bid, Pence will likely focus on job creation, an improving economy and low unemployment numbers. But he could also break his silence on the possible extension of civil rights protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

So far he has not taken a position on the matter.

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