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Politics Christie set to deliver his final state of the state address

08:27  09 january  2018
08:27  09 january  2018 Source:   ap.org

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Chris Christie delivered his final state of the state address Tuesday. Flashing forward to 2018, Christie said he’s proud to announce “ the state of our state is very good and – without question – much better than it was eight years ago.”

Chris Christie said Tuesday that New Jersey needed "tough and plain-spoken leadership" when he took office eight years ago and he delivered it, pulling the I ran to shine lights on all of New Jersey's real problems," the Republican governor said in his last state of the state address to the Legislature.

FILE- In this Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a news conference at the Integrity House drug addiction rehabilitation center in Newark, N.J. Christie is set to deliver his final state of the state address on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Christie will be turning over state government control to Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy, who takes office on Jan. 16. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File) © The Associated Press FILE- In this Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a news conference at the Integrity House drug addiction rehabilitation center in Newark, N.J. Christie is set to deliver his final state of the state address on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Christie will be turning over state government control to Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy, who takes office on Jan. 16. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to deliver his final state of the state address.

The Republican governor will address the Democratic-led Legislature on Tuesday afternoon at the Statehouse.

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The Republican governor will address the Democratic-led Legislature on Tuesday afternoon at the Statehouse. Christie will be turning over state government control to Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy, who takes office on Jan. 16. Christie ’s two terms come to a close after he first won election

Christie Set To Deliver His Final State Of The State Address . Chris Christie is set to deliver his final state of the state address .

Christie will be turning over state government control to Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy, who takes office on Jan. 16.

Christie's two terms come to a close after he first won election in 2009 before cruising to re-election in 2013.

Over eight years, Christie oversaw a pension overhaul, secured a multibillion-dollar transportation program financed by a higher gas tax though offset by other cuts and invested millions of dollars in fighting the opioid crisis.

He leaves office with a low approval rating after a failed presidential run and the so-called Bridgegate scandal.

Chris Christie stopped by TSA for evading security checkpoint .
The former governor was escorted back to the regular entrance at Newark Liberty airport after attempting to use a special access areaFormer New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who left office earlier this week, attempted to bypass a TSA security checkpoint on Thursday, according to CBS New York.

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