Haley on State of State Address: 'There's a lot to talk about'

Governor predicts her speech will be long, impactful

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By Monique Williams

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- Republican Governor Nikki Haley this morning told members of the media and the citizens of South Carolina that much of her 50-minute State of the State Address will focus on jobs.

"Every legislation that we pass, everything in the governor's office comes back to making sure everyone in South Carolina has the opportunity to get a job."

As an 8.3 unemployment rate in the state, Haley says joblessness statewide can't be ignored.

There's more.

"We will also discuss ethics, health care, cyber security, where we were, are now and where we're going."

She went on to say she will have a different take on education "in a way we probably haven't before." She will again lay out her opposition to expanding medicaid coverage under the federal health care law. When the dust settles at the end of her address, Haley hopes legislators work toward a common goal to...

"...change the image of South Carolina so people are proud and feel good about the great state we have."

ABC Columbia's Rochelle Dean have details for you tonight on the News at 11.

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