TONIGHT: Gov. Roy Cooper gives State of the State address

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper delivers his State of the State address before a joint session of the North Carolina House and Senate on Monday, April 26, 2021 in Raleigh, N.C. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)

RALEIGH — Tonight, North Carolina’s Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper will give his State of the State address from the N.C. House of Representatives chamber.

Following the announcement of a deal to expand Medicaid to nearly 600,000 was announced last week, one of Cooper’s long-term priorities is poised to become law.

Tonight’s address is expected to be the last one of Cooper’s term as the address is traditionally given in odd-numbered years.

Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson will give the Republican response.