Christie, back from vacation, promotes N.J. Shore

    Gov. Chris Christie is headed to the Jersey shore for his first day back at work after a week’s vacation.

    Christie will make an afternoon stop in Asbury Park to promote tourism and talk about the importance of maintaining clean beaches.
    Christie will then get ready to head to Tampa, Fla., where he’ll give the keynote address at the Republican National Convention a week from Tuesday.

    The governor spent part of last week working on the speech.

    The first-term governor has won praise for making public workers pay more for their benefits and making it harder for teachers to get and keep tenure.

    However, the state’s unemployment rate is at a 35-year high and tax collections have not been meeting the administration’s expectations.

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