9 big things Christie and Democrats could change (or fight over) in his final month

NJ.com- The next five weeks are the last chance Republican Gov. Chris Christie has to negotiate — or argue — with the Democrat-controlled state Legislature to enact laws in New Jersey. 

Welcome to "lame duck," the month before Christie leaves office Jan. 16 and Democrat Phil Murphy is sworn in to succeed him.

It's the final time Christie can push through legislation to affect change in the Garden State or veto bills he disagrees with. It's also the final time Democrats can engage in horse-trading with Christie to install their own initiatives — or fight him on ones they oppose.

Here's a look at what bills may become law and what battles may break out in the coming days:

 

1. Arbitration cap extension