The State of the State address is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
Gov. Chris Christie is turning his attention from the Republican presidential campaign trail to New Jersey for the annual State of the State address at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
Today’s speech comes as his campaign gains steam in the first-to-vote primary state of New Hampshire, where the governor has picked up key endorsements, risen in the polls and become the focus of sharp attacks from rival camps.
It also comes as some of the state’s economic data improves. New Jersey’s unemployment rate has fallen to 5.3 percent from 9.8 percent when Christie took office in 2010.
But Christie also will be addressing a Democrat-controlled Legislature that added four seats in November’s election. His approval rating in New Jersey also has dipped to its lowest point.