Christie Tries to Steer Conversation Away from Bridgegate in State of the State Speech
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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.
Christie pushing back on criticism that Sandy money hasn't gone to those who need it the most— Heather Haddon (@heatherhaddon) January 14, 2014
Gov now turning to Sandy. Today...$900M in aid "is out the door or in the pipeline." #SOTS— T.L. Langford (@tlangford) January 14, 2014
Christie says he'll cooperate with probes to ensure "this doesn't happen again." Does that mean he'll help them learn why it did this time?— Ted Mann (@TMannWSJ) January 14, 2014
second line of @GovChristie state of state speech: "Mistakes were made."— kate zernike (@kzernike) January 14, 2014