While addressing addiction, did Christie avoid talking about longstanding issues?

     Vincent Prieto, (left), Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly and Steve Sweeney, (right), New Jersey Senate President smile as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie makes a joke about publishing a book, as he stands in the Assembly chamber of the Statehouse while delivering his State Of The State address Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Trenton, N.J. (Mel Evans/AP Photo)

    Vincent Prieto, (left), Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly and Steve Sweeney, (right), New Jersey Senate President smile as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie makes a joke about publishing a book, as he stands in the Assembly chamber of the Statehouse while delivering his State Of The State address Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Trenton, N.J. (Mel Evans/AP Photo)

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie delivered his seventh and final State of the State address on Tuesday. According to NJ Spotlight finance writer John Rightmyer’s latest piece, Democrats say Christie sidestepped problems in the address, saying little or nothing about property taxes, school funding, or ongoing debt and credit-rating issues.

    In an effort to make some sense of Christie’s speech, Rightmyer talks with NewsWorks Tonight host, Dave Heller. Listen to their conversation below.

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