Reaction to NJ Governor Chris Christie’s State of the State address
January 15, 2014
Guests: Darryl Isherwood and Carl Golden
Yesterday New Jersey Governor Chris Christie presented his annual State of the State address to both bodies of the state legislature. How will his suggestion of lengthening the both state’s school day and school year for K-12 education be debated? And the Garden State’s continual fight to bring down its crime rates is an undeniable political reality for both sides of the aisle. The State of the State speech comes less than a week after the Governor delivered his nearly two-hour apologetic press conference addressing the September 2013 traffic jam in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Managing the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Sandy dominated last year’s State of the State speech, and there’s a recent federal probe into the use of recovery funds for last year’s “Stronger Than the Storm” tourism ads. We’ll talk to DARRYL ISHERWOOD, Senior Reporter for NJ.com, and CARL GOLDEN, a political analyst with the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.