WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is in Lawrence to sell the economic proposals he outlined in his State of the Union address. That follows a visit to Idaho, which is also considered conservative-leaning and a state that typically backs Republicans.
White House officials say Obama deliberately chose conservative states for his first stops following his annual address to Congress.
Among the economic proposals that he outlined was a tax increase on the wealthy to pay for programs for the middle class.
Obama will speak at Anschutz Sports Pavilion next to Allen Fieldhouse at 11:20 a.m. Thursday.
No signs or banners will be permitted and attendees are asked to limit personal items and not bring any bags to the event.