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Gov. Newsom to deliver online State of the State address Tuesday

SACRAMENTO -- California residents will be able to watch Gov. Gavin Newsom's State of the State address online this week, his office said Sunday.

After sending the text of the address to the state Legislature Tuesday morning, Newsom will record the speech on video.

"His pre-recorded speech will premiere simultaneously across the office's social media channels and website," Newsom's office said in a statement.

It will be available to stream on YouTube, Facebook and X at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The California Constitution requires the governor report to the state Legislature every year "on the condition of the State."

Newsom didn't give a State of the State address last year. Instead, the Democrat sent a letter to the Legislature and then embarked on a four-day statewide tour to highlight his major policy goals.

In 2022, he invited lawmakers to hear his speech in a large auditorium in Sacramento.

Newsom has attempted to reinvent the speech for modern audiences. He has tried devoting the entire speech to just one topic — homelessness in 2020 — and using Dodger Stadium during the pandemic to give exhausted residents a pep talk about "brighter days ahead."

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