Gov. Chris Christie in his State of the State speech delivered at the State House Tuesday struck a congenial tone, emphasizing bipartisan accomplishments in his first term as a blueprint for the second.
The governor, whose administration has been rocked by federal and state investigations in two areas, also said he would take steps to increase the public school day and school year for New Jersey students to increase their ability to remain competitive in the workforce.
The comments were delivered h to the 216th legislature – some of which have lined up committees in both houses to investigate the George Washington Bridge scandal plaguing Christie’s administration while it gears up for the governor’s second term.
“The best part of our turnaround in these past four years is because we have chosen to work together,” Christie said.
Christie cited four balanced budgets, pension reform and tenure reform and a property tax cap as evidence of bipartisan accomplishments.
“We acted and we acted together,” he said.