TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie will lay out his plans for overhauling teacher tenure, school choice and the public pension system in his first State of the State address this afternoon.

The Republican governor says there won't be any big surprises as he sticks to key initiatives.

Christie says he'll also touch upon the accomplishments of the past year, which include enacting a 2 percent property tax cap and passing an austere budget with few changes from Democrats.

Christie took office nearly a year ago after winning an upset victory by beating incumbent Democrat Jon Corzine.

In his victory speech, he promised to turn Trenton upside down. He says now's the time to make the most of that opportunity.

News 12 New Jersey will have complete coverage of the State of the State address beginning at 2 p.m.

AP wire services contributed to this report.