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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie enters the Borough Hall in Fort Lee to apologize to Mayor Mark Sokolich on January 9, 2014 in Fort Lee, New Jersey. (Spencer Platt/ Getty Images)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie enters the Borough Hall in Fort Lee to apologize to Mayor Mark Sokolich on January 9, 2014 in Fort Lee, New Jersey. (Spencer Platt/ Getty Images)
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It's a speech that Chris Christie hopes will help him rebound, after the damage done by an apparent political payback scheme carried out by some of his aides.

The New Jersey governor delivers his State of the State address today, and he'll be proposing a longer public school calendar and a longer school day.

The speech comes several days after the disclosure that his aides arranged massive traffic backups near the George Washington Bridge in an apparent effort to retaliate against a mayor who wouldn't endorse Christie for re-election.

Longtime New Jersey political analyst Steve Adubato joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss the planned speech.

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  • Steve Adubato, political analyst in New Jersey and the host of several programs on WNET New York PBS. He is formerly New Jersey’s youngest state legislator. He's author of "You Are the Brand" and tweets @SteveAdubato.

This segment aired on January 14, 2014.

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