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
Murphy Refuses to Relent on School Mask Mandate
Despite protests from parents and a growing number of school districts demanding an end to the mask mandate for school kids, Governor Phil Murphy says his order remains in place.
NJ Rep. Wants to End Penalties for All Illegal Drug Possession
A New Jersey congresswoman is proposing the elimination of all federal penalties for the possession of any illegal drug, including cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl.
NJ is Flush With Cash. Will You be Getting Any?
New Jersey is in a rather unusual position as final state budget talks are underway this week: the state is flush with cash.
Will COVID Variant Derail Plans for a Normal Summer in NJ?
New Jersey is seeing some of the lowest COVID-19 metrics since the start of the pandemic more than 15 months ago. Its an encouraging sign as we move into a summer season with few restrictions.
Murphy Warns Mask Mandate Will Return for NJ Kids
Gov. Phil Murphy strongly indicated that his mask mandate will be back in place when the new school year begins in the fall.
Ciattarelli Wins GOP Primary, Most Voters Chose Someone Else
Jack Ciattarelli must now unite a deeply divided GOP in New Jersey
NJ Schools Use Loophole to Ditch Murphy’s Mask Mandate
A growing number of New Jersey schools districts are taking it upon themselves to relax mask wearing rules for the rest of this school year.
Mask Mandate Could Force a Return to Remote Learning in NJ
Just as the current school year winds down and the majority of kids are back in classrooms for in-person learning, they could be forced to go back to remote learning.
Demand for $1B in Stimulus for Unauthorized Immigrants in NJ
The rally against extending Gov. Phil Murphy's pandemic powers got most of the headlines on Thursday, but there was another rally in Trenton that also drew the attention of state lawmakers.
Public Banned from Debate to Extend Murphy’s Pandemic Power
Public outcry derailed legislative attempts to extend Gov. Murphy's sweeping pandemic powers last month, so legislative leaders are banning the public from having any say on the matter when it comes up for a vote later today.