Poll: Did Christie’s State of the State Switch the Subject from Bridgegate?

NJ Spotlight | January 16, 2014 | Polling
The governor's speech made it clear that he has plans, but can he shake off the Bridgegate scandal and get on with business?

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Earlier this week, Gov. Chris Christie delivered his fourth State of the State address, highlighting what he sees as his accomplishments and announcing a few bold initiatives. More time in school — hours per day and days per week — is in the works for New Jersey’s kids, the latest addition to governor’s hallmark education agenda.

Another hallmark of the Christie administration: battling with public employee unions about their members’ pensions. And that’s on the agenda, as well, with the governor decrying both those pensions and the attendant debt service, and intoning that the allotted money won’t be going to “education, crime prevention, infrastructure, and other needed programs or . . . a tax cut.”