The speech was very straightforward. Gov. Chris Christie hit on many of the key points he has made over time as governor of New Jersey during his State-of-the-State address. The speech consisted of the main themes of reforming the education system, creating a sustainable benefit and pension system, and making tough cuts in the budget to avoid tax increases. He noted his hard-nosed style, but he said that the fight is important for the average New Jersey resident. The one area that many lawmakers were not supportive of was doing-away with the tenure system in the state for teachers.