TRENTON, N.J. —
“We have succeeded in working together to be an example for the entire country dispirited by partisanship,” Christie said. “Let us not abandon that course.”
Turning to policy matters, Christie stuck mostly to universal goals like making communities safer without offering much of a blueprint.
Christie kept plans vague for a key initiative, extending the school day and cutting short summer vacation, which was met with skepticism from Wendell Steinhauer, president of New Jersey’s largest and most powerful teachers union and a frequent adversary of Christie.
The union bitterly opposed an overhaul of public employee retirement benefits by Christie and the Legislature in 2011 and spent millions of dollars on anti-Christie ads during his gubernatorial campaigns.
Breaking news, severe weather alerts, AMBER alerts, sports scores from The Norman Transcript are available as text messages right to your phone or mobile device. You decide which type of alerts you want to receive. Find out more or to signup, click here.