Gov. Rick Perry is set to give his seventh State of the State address today, in front of a joint session of the Texas House and Senate. Join us here for live updates from the speech starting at 11 a.m.

11:43 a.m. The governor’s State of the State speech has ended and the Senate has adjourned until tomorrow morning. Tune in to the show tonight to hear Democrats’ and Republicans’ responses.

11:36 a.m.: Gov. Perry calls for a “four-year tuition freeze” for incoming college freshmen, suggests tying at least 10 percent of state funding to number of graduates.

11:35 a.m.: As far as higher education, the governor continues to tout his idea for a $10,000 degree, which he says 13 Texas universities have announced plans to institute.

11:31 a.m.: We’re now on to education: “The way forward must involve more public charter schools,” Gov. Perry says. “It’s also time to introduce a scholarship programs that give students a choice, especially those who are locked into low-performing schools.”

11:29 a.m.: Gov. Perry now formally supports a one-time withdrawal from the state’s Rainy Day Fund for “infrastructure programs.” The number he gives is $3.7 billion, though it’s not clear how much of that would be for water, and how much for roads and transportation.

11:26 a.m.: The man was led out of the chamber, along with a group of similarly dressed people. The same group could be seen demonstrating outside the Capitol this morning, shouting “No-care Perry!”

11:23 a.m.: A man in the gallery just stood up and interrupted the governor with a comment on healthcare. “I didn’t know there would be that much excitement about tax relief,” Perry replied.

11:22 a.m.: We’re getting into a little more substance now. The governor is calling for a “stronger constitutional limit on spending growth, ensuring it never grows more than the combined rate of inflation and population.” Other concrete proposals: making franchise tax exemption for small business permanent, end the practice of using specific fees for “anything other than the the purpose for which they were intended.”

11:20 a.m.: Gov. Perry says this year’s higher revenue estimate “confirms we made the right decision” last session.

11:15 a.m.: Gov. Perry is laying out examples of companies that have grown in Texas, including Houston’s Green Plate Kitchen, XCOR Aerospace, SpaceX and Blue Origin.

11:11 a.m.: “There are those who insist our job creation doesn’t mean much, because they say we are only creating entry-level, low-paying jobs. The truth is, we are creating all kinds of jobs — low paying, medium paying and high paying,” Gov. Perry says.

11:07 a.m.: Gov. Perry takes the podium, thanks Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, Speaker Joe Straus, his parents and his wife.

11 a.m.: Senate members have now been formally admitted to the House chamber, led by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. Aides for the governor have handed out his prepared remarks. We can tell you without spoiling much that the state of the State will be declared “stronger than ever.”

10:54 a.m.: Lawmakers are still filing in to the House floor. A hard start time of 11 a.m. is looking unlikely.