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: 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
Analysis: Cory Booker Preparing to End Presidential Bid? Looks Like It
Update: Shortly after this piece was published, Cory Booker announced he was in fact dropping out of the presidential race.
Sweeney-Murphy Showdown on Pensions Likely in 2020
The political infighting among Democrats who firmly control both houses of the legislature and the governor’s office is likely to continue and even intensify, especially over the issue of affordability.
Other than Trump, Who Will Support Van Drew’s Party Switch?
Congressman Jeff Van Drew’s decision to switch parties may have less to do with political ideology and more to do with political reality and self-preservation.
NJ set to enact toughest plastic ban in U.S.
The bill's sponsor had wanted the measure to be even tougher.
NJ May Explore Slavery Reparations — Murphy ‘Open-minded’ to It
New Jersey’s Legislative Black Caucus has launched a push for a special committee to investigate the history of slavery in the Garden State and the possibility of monetary reparations.
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.