Hoping for Progress in State of the Union

By Chelsea Bishop

February 11, 2013 Updated Feb 11, 2013 at 11:29 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) Local residents look for change as President Barack Obama lays out his political aspirations for 2013.

Gun control, immigration reform and climate control are among the main topics the president plans to cover Tuesday night in his State of the Union address.

Local residents had a wide range of answers for what they hope to hear from the president Tuesday. Most agreed longterm reform will require an end to the bickering and disputes between political parties.

They also agree that this is no easy task.

"The two parties cater to the extremes and each party rather than the moderates, so bridging that divide might be a little bit tough," said Andrea Melione, of Binghamton.

"I'm hoping that he will say that they're going to move toward working together and really coming up with some concrete ideas together to move on," said Wendy Hartman, of the town of Maine.

According to CBS News, the majority of Obama's speech is a plan to revive the economy.

The State of the Union address airs live at 9 p.m., Tuesday, on WBNG-TV.

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