Gov. Chris Christie to deliver State of the State address

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is facing pressure from both state and national audiences as he prepares to deliver his annual State of the State address.

Christie’s speech is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday.

He’s expected to address several pressing state issues.

He’s been pushing back announcing a promised proposal to further reduce pension and benefits obligations to state workers after scaling back promised payments into the pension system.

And the state’s Transportation Trust Fund, which pays for bridge and tunnel repairs, is on the verge of bankruptcy.

Meanwhile, Christie appears ever-closer to launching a campaign for president.

He is expected to spend much of his address touting his record in office ahead of a potential run.