Statement on Governor Christie's State of the State Address from Richard Lee, an analyst with the Hall Institute of Public Policy - New Jersey:
"Governor Christie clearly conveyed the challenges that lie ahead for New Jersey in terms of fiscal management, pension reform and quality education, but these are the same issues that have been on table for years.
"We don’t need to be told what the problems are. We need the Governor and the Legislature to work collectively and take the bold, courageous actions the state needs, regardless of how difficult or politically unpopular those actions may be.
"As the Governor noted today, the Administration and the Legislature did work cooperatively on several major initiatives in 2010. It is important for this to continue, even in a year in which the Legislature is up for election."