Christie Tries to Steer Conversation Away from Bridgegate in State of the State Speech

In his State of the State Address Tuesday, Governor Christie addressed the G.W. Bridge traffic scandal that has engulfed his inner circle and threatens to undermine his second-term and national ambitions. Christie also proposed a lengthening of the school year, a continuation of the Governor’s efforts to remake New Jersey’s public school system. Christie said the current school calendar is antiquated, and that children who spend more time in school are better prepared academically.