TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) gave his first State of the State address today and said the state of the Garden State is improving, but New Jersey still has to take care of some big things.

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Christie focused on what he calls New Jersey's "three big things." The three things are state spending, fixing the pension and benefits system and reforming New Jersey schools.

The governor said the state has a choice, to face big problems now or even bigger ones later. Christie said that over the past year, New Jersey has changed from a "basket-case" to a model for the nation.

Christie said that "we are showing other states that sometimes to create real change, you've got to go all in, and show a little Jersey attitude."