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State of the State live: Jerry Brown talks California drought, budget surplus

State of the State live: Jerry Brown talks California drought, budget surplus
Gov. Jerry Brown speaks at a recent news conference. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown delivered his State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature today. The event got underway at 9 a.m.

Brown addressed the budget surplus and the importance of preserving it. The drought was also a major topic of his address: "We are not out of the woods, and we are certainly not out of the drought."

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The speech gave Brown an opportunity to lay out his vision for the state as the economy rebounds but California grapples with natural and man-made calamities, including the drought and mounting pension liabilities for teachers and other government workers.

Follow our real-time updates, below, on the governor's speech. (Mobile users can find it here.)

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