NJ Gov. Chris Christie sworn in for second term

Posted: January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — As he starts his second term, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he’s been given a mandate by the voters to stay the course.

Speaking after he was sworn in for the new term, Christie said his 22-point victory margin in November leaves him with “no moral option but to heed the voice of the voters.”

He reiterated his call for tax cuts for the middle class. And he made no mention of the multiple investigations of his administration.

Christie spoke less than an hour after Democratic state lawmakers said they would merge investigative panels looking into lane closures on an approach to the George Washington Bridge.

While pushing ahead with his agenda, Christie also spoke of the need for bipartisanship and diversity. He said, “We have to be willing to play outside the red and blue boxes,” and to “reach out to those who look…

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