Governor Chris Christie’s 2014 State of the State Address As Prepared for Delivery

Trenton, New Jersey, January 14, 2014


Lt. Governor, Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Legislators, friends, fellow New Jerseyans:

The last week has certainly tested this Administration. Mistakes were clearly made. And as a result, we let down the people we are entrusted to serve. I know our citizens deserve better. Much better.

I am the governor and I am ultimately responsible for all that happens on my watch – both good and bad.

Without a doubt we will cooperate with all appropriate inquiries to ensure this breach of trust does not happen again.

But I also want to assure the people of New Jersey today that what has occurred does not define us or our state. This Administration and this Legislature will not allow the work that needs to be done to improve the people’s lives in New Jersey to be delayed.  I am the leader of this state and its people and I stand here today proud to be both.  And always determined to do better.

Now I come before you once again to report on the state of our state.

And today, the state of the state is good, and getting better.

(View the entire State of the State address here)

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