Governor Chris Christie said Tuesday that he wants to reduce income tax rates by 10 percent in New Jersey, across all income brackets.
The first-term Republican laid out some details in his State of the State speech, in which he said that his fiscal discipline over the past two years has worked, proclaiming "the New Jersey comeback has begun." The state has added private-sector jobs, he said, while keeping a lid on government costs.
He listed his next priority as bolstering low-performing schools through measures he's long proposed, such as changing the tenure system and introducing merit pay for educators. His third priority for the year, he said, is to crack down on violence in cities through steps like overhauling the bail system to keep suspects who have histories of violence in custody as they await trial on new charges.