South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will deliver the State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly Wednesday starting at 7 p.m. State and local leaders, as well as invited dignitaries will be in attendance in Columbia.
The Republican governor will likely focus on jobs and education in her speech. Haley already rolled out her education initiative earlier this month which includes an additional $177 million in the coming fiscal year on K-12 public schools.
This year's speech comes as Haley seeks re-election.
She'll likely thank legislators for finally passing a government restructuring bill that she's been fighting for since her 2010 campaign. That bill approved Tuesday creates a new, Cabinet-level Department of Administration that gives the governor's office oversight of many of the bureaucratic functions of government such as property and fleet management.
*some elements of this article are from the Associated Press