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: Property Taxes Could Skyrocket in NJ — Here’s Why
New Jersey doesn’t have the money to spend more, so local taxpayers may be forced to pay more.
Analysis: Al Alvarez, Accused of Rape, Says He is the Real Victim
Tired of being publicly pilloried and branded a rapist, Al Alvarez is going on the offensive.
Analysis: Public Input Rejected in Rush to Make Weed Legal
On the way to a potentially historic vote as early as Monday, the path to legal weed has been shrouded in secrecy and is being rushed through the legislature with little public input, debate or transparency.
Deal Reached for Legal Weed in NJ
After months of negotiations, State Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, and Gov. Phil Murphy have a final agreement to legalize marijuana in New Jersey.
Who hired accused rapist Alvarez? Sweeney says ‘Just tell us!’
Senate President says Murphy officials have been "filibustering" over key hiring question
Analysis: Murphy Unlikely to Get the Tax Hikes He Hungers For
The 2020 budget is the second for Murphy. For Sweeney, it’s his 18th. In the brutal world of New Jersey politics, experience matters.
Analysis: Will Ex-staffer, Accused of Rape, Call Gov. Murphy a Liar?
The central figure in the Murphy hiring scandal will testify before a legislative committee next week
Murphy Will Say We Must Tax Millionaires More — But Sweeney Says No
Under intense pressure from the legislature’s top Democrats, Gov. Phil Murphy in his budget address Tuesday won't propose any broad-based tax increases for Fiscal Year 2020, according to sources with knowledge of the negotiations.
Analysis: These are the New Tax Hikes Likely This Year
With NJ facing a $2 billion dollar shortfall, these are the tax hikes you may be asked to pay in Murphy's new budget.
Analysis: In New Jersey Politics, Follow the Money — If You Can
It's no secret that money fuels politics. If you want to know why things are the way they are, follow the money.