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N.J. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Bracken's Statement on Gov. Christie's State of the State address


The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce applauds Gov. Christie for accomplishing all of the goals he set out in his 2016 State of the State address, including a tax reform package featuring the elimination of the estate tax.

We also applaud the governor's optimistic outlook for New Jersey's economy in 2017. The governor acknowledged that our state is facing other significant unresolved issues, and the state Chamber is ready to work with him and the state Legislature in addressing these issues.

The governor focused most of his speech on the issue he feels is most pressing in the state today, that being drug addiction. He outlined a comprehensive program to aggressively attack this problem which directly or indirectly impacts a significant number of citizens of New Jersey. We salute the governor for the passion and dedication he is showing on this issue.