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
Choosing the Right COVID-19 Mask — Five Things to Know
Regardless of where you fall in the debate, it is now required by law. If you want to walk the boardwalk or go inside a business, you will need a mask in NJ.
State workers rush to claim federal jobless benefits (how to file)
NJ state workers could lose federal jobless benefits if they don't act quickly.
Quest for a Cure: 21 Coronavirus Myths and Facts for NJ
As NJ continues to deal with the novel coronavirus pandemic, there continues to be a lot of misinformation and myths surrounding COVID-19 and its treatment and prevention.
Analysis: Will NJ Raise Sales, Property Taxes Amid COVID Crisis?
Massive hikes in sales and property taxes could be coming in New Jersey, adding to the economic devastation of the shutdown triggered by fear over COVID-19.
What to do When Your 401(k) Catches Coronavirus
A bull market began in March, 2009, following the Great Recession. For many younger investors, it is the only market they have ever known.
FEMA Teams Could Respond to Coronavirus in NJ
NBC News was the first to obtain internal documents showing FEMA officials are preparing for President Trump to make an “infectious disease emergency declaration” under the 1988 Stafford Act.
Analysis: Towns are Giving Big Salary Perks, Driving Up Your Taxes
A new report from the State Commission of Investigation called "The Beat Goes On and On" finds many towns continue to allow municipal employees to cash out with huge checks for unused sick and vacation time.
Analysis: NJ is Irrelevant in Presidential Primary. Maybe We Shouldn’t Be
In choosing presidential candidates, NJ is virtually irrelevant. A strong argument can be made for that not to be the case and for moving New Jersey’s primary to February.
How to Get Help From Your Government in New Jersey
WPG has put together a simple guide that will not only help you to know who to call for a specific issue, but how to find them.
The next big Murphy-Sweeney battle (Analysis)
Pension reforms and a tax hike on NJ's richest are at the heart of the latest feud between NJ's most powerful democrats