How many times have you watched the governor's State of the State address?
Chances are the answer is either zero or close to it. Most don't have the time or decide they have better things to do.
Some simply don't care.
That's OK, I guess, considering most people don't really care about what happens at a city council, school board, county commissioners or county council meeting until one of those government bodies tries to get into the public's wallet.
By that time the issue has already been voted on and it's a done deal. Or close to a done deal.
If you want to know what Gov. Mitch Daniels has planned for 2011, tune in tonight and watch his State of the State Address.
You can watch it live on the Greene County Daily World's website at www.gcdailyworld.com by clicking on the picture of Gov. Daniels in the upper left hand side of the home page.
You can also watch it live on WVUT-TV Channel 20 out of Vincennes, and WTIU-TV Channel 30 (30.2 for those without cable and satellite) out of Bloomington.
Gov. Daniels said last week that most of the items he'll talk about have been pushed to the forefront the past several months.
Some of the topics you can expect, as reported by The Association Press:
* A balanced budget with no new tax increases.
* A taxpayer refund if the state takes in more money than expected.
* A fair redistricting plan for the legislature.
* A balanced unemployment insurance fund.
Gov. Daniels last week said the current legislative session should be "epic and historic."
With the amount of money going to schools, cities, towns and counties dwindling, it could be devastating for some.
If you get the chance, tune in tonight at 7 and learn what's in store for Indiana.