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Branstad to kick off second term with limited goals

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By CATHERINE LUCEY
Associated Press
  
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Gov. Terry Branstad is kicking off his sixth term with a limited list of goals, most notably increasing roads funding, but so far without any major legacy project on the horizon.
  
Branstad will give the annual condition of the state address Tuesday, laying out his priorities. He is expected to renew support for expanding broadband Internet and cracking down on bullying, as well as offering a pledge to secure more funding for Iowa's bridges and roads, many of which are considered deteriorating or deficient.
  
Branstad said there would not be any "big surprises" in the speech.
  
This is different than four years ago when the Republican Branstad was elected to a fifth term after time away from office. He ran with an ambitious plan to create jobs and reform government.

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