1:54 p.m.: Otter appeals to legislators to set aside partisanship and parochialism. Yet, in many ways, this is probably his most partisan State of the State, at least where feds are concerned.
1:51 p.m.: Otter vows to fight mercury "dumping" in Idaho, federal "bureaucratic nonsense" on slickspot peppergrass preservation, budget breaking and "sleight of hand" on health care reform. Health care reform "a wholesale assault" on self-determination.
1:45 p.m.: Otter requests $1 million for college scholarships, says state must fund "tremendous" enrollment growth at CWI. However, Otter budget calls for 0.55 percent decrease in community college funding
1:42 p.m.: Otter calls for increasing grocery tax credit, which could cost up to $15 million. Smattering of applause from legislators.
1:40 p.m.: Otter calls for 1.6 percent cut to public schools in 2009-10. Totals $27.9 million.
1:37 p.m.: No-growth budget will eliminate more than 400 positions, 375 of which are now vacant.
1:35 p.m.: Otter: Budget will more closely align government with its "properly limited role."
1:32 p.m.: A half hour in, and really not much detail about budget plans. Otter did say his September cuts do not cover entire 2009-10 shortfall, of up to $51 million.
1:29 p.m.: Otter: "Transportation remains a very important priority for my administration."
1:25 p.m.: Otter: "(Idahoans) do not want a federal-style, one-size-fits-all, nanny government that not only tells them what to do but how and when to do it."
1:22 p.m.: Otter says Idaho will pursue F-35 at Mountain Home AFB. An opportunity, he says, for Idaho to display "patriotism and civic virtue."
1:19 p.m.: Otter praises a range of Idaho businesses, labels Micron Technology as "resurgent." "(Micron) continues to believe so strongly in Idaho and the potential of our state and our people that it's seeing a rebirth of new technologies and business opportunities."
1:12 p.m.: "We will not raise taxes," and will maintain stable tax structure. And keep some money in reserve. "Prudence demands that we act with caution."
1:08 p.m.: Biggest applause line so far (and maybe for the rest of the afternoon: A shout out to BSU and Idaho football teams.
1:05 p.m.: Otter: Says this will be the longest of his four State of the State addresses, jokes that it may be longer than the session.
12:48 p.m.: Welcome to the State of the State Address live blog. I will update throughout the speech, which begins at 1 p.m.