- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Democratic legislative leaders say Gov. Chris Christie failed to lay out a vision for the state in a State of the State speech that focused on bipartisanship.

State Senate President Steve Sweeney says the Republican governor’s address on Tuesday was “the state of the state about nothing.”

State Sen. Loretta Weinberg criticized Christie for publicizing how many Facebook and Twitter followers he’s gained alongside the state’s improving unemployment rate.

Some Democrats said it was good that Christie talked about issues such as doing more to help people with drug addictions.

For his part, Christie called on the lawmakers to cut taxes and praised them for cooperating with him on some programs.

Christie’s annual address comes as he prepares a presidential run.


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