I’ve been a broadcaster and creator of content since I was 14, but there has never been a more exciting time for our industry. In digital and social media spaces we are able to break through the boundaries of over-the-air broadcast signals, and extend into markets that were previously unreachable. As the Senior Political Director for New Jersey 101.5, I help you understand the complicated world of New Jersey politics. With almost 30 years of covering the state's political scene, I offer insight and perspective and help you understand what it all means for you and your family. You can hear me on-air as I deliver the morning news broadcasts on the Bill Spadea show. I also produce and host our Town Hall series of programs that explore critical issues facing the residents of New Jersey. I am honored to have received three Edward R. Murrow awards for my broadcasts.
Eric Scott, Senior Political Director
Analysis: NJ Pension Reforms Not an Option. They’re a Must.
The rising cost of maintaining public employee pension and health benefits have long kept NJ teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.
Election losses rekindle Sweeney-Murphy feud (Analysis)
It's unlikely the two most powerful elected Democrats in New Jersey will be singing “Kumbaya” any time soon.
This Beer is Illegal in 15 States — But Not in New Jersey
Utopias is considered an “extreme” beer. It has an alcohol content of 28%.
In New Jersey, Even Our Dirt Has Attitude
In New Jersey, it turns out even our dirt has an attitude.
Analysis: NJ’s Economy in Danger — Maybe for Years to Come
There were two troubling new reports out this week that show New Jersey is still moving in a dangerous direction when it comes to fiscal stability in both the short and long term.
Cops: Leave us out of immigration debate, let us do our jobs (Analysis)
Rank-and-file officers increasingly feel like they are getting caught in the middle of a fight about immigration policies and cooperation with ICE
No one believes their vote counts — trouble for democracy in NJ (Analysis)
Once upon a time, people saw proof their vote mattered — like when they revolved against Florio's taxes.
Analysis: Why Gov. Murphy Isn’t Resonating With Voters
While most state residents may view Murphy as not having done anything to really harm them, but they don’t view him as doing much to help them, either.
Analysis: NJ Budget – Shutdown Unlikely, But All Options On the Table
As lawmakers send the governor a budget that does not include his demands, Gov. Murphy is questioning the math Sweeney and Coughlin are using to balance their spending plan.
Opinion: NJ Shutdown? It’s Up to Phil Murphy
Murphy’s resolve will be tested over the next 13 days as lawmakers send him a budget that does not include the tax hikes he has demanded, according to sources.