Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s annual State of the State address tonight (Jan. 14) will be to a very different looking Legislature as for the first time in 83 years a majority of the lawmakers are Republicans.

His previous addresses have focused on a variety of issues including jobs, energy, education and state debt. Legislative leaders have also said that cap and trade, job creation, education and the state’s economy will be key issues during the 60-day session, which began at noon.

Here are some WVU faculty members with expertise on political, energy and economics issues who are available to discuss the speech and any initiatives:



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