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Text of Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State address as prepared for delivery Tuesday evening:
On Oct. 18, Col. Richard W. Asbury was laid to rest at Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery in Illinois. Col. Asbury was a P-51 fighter pilot in World War II and one of the last living aces from that conflict. Arsenal employees lined Rodman Avenue in honor of Col. Asbury as he traveled to his final resting place; I was one of those Arsenal employees standing in honor of this member of the Greatest Generation.
We are borrowing more than $5 billion per day. That's $35 billion per week to run our government, totaling more than $1.5 trillion in borrowed money just to run it this year.
In last week's column celebrating Memorial Day, I wrote that I live to remember. Those weren't just hollow words. They were hallowed words.