President Bush delivers his first State of the Union address to
a Democrat-controlled Congress, with likely topics including:
-- Defense of Iraq war policy and 21,500-troop increase as
essential to U-S security.
-- Proposal to count employer contributions toward health
insurance as taxable income.
-- Proposed standard deduction of $7,500 for individuals and
$15,000 for families with insurance.
-- Sharp escalation of federal mandate to use ethanol as
renewable fuel alternative.
-- Renewal of No Child Left Behind accountability law that
expires this year.
We'll have the full address live right here on WYMT with democrat reaction to follow.
Tonight on Mountain News at Six we'll have local reaction.