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 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.
Analysis: Democratic Feud Leads to Subpoenas at Powerful State Agency
The ongoing civil war between top Democrats in New Jersey has further escalated with a report that at least one grand jury subpoena has been served to the NJ Economic Development Authority.
Analysis: Murphy Refuses to Shine Light on Dark Money
With a swipe of his veto pen, Gov. Phil Murphy this month decided to keep 10s of millions of political dollars that drive politics and public policy in New Jersey in the shadows.
Analysis: In Clash of Democratic Titans, Taxpayers Will Pay
With four weeks to go before state lawmakers and Gov. Phil Murphy have to agree on a new spending plan, the civil war raging among Democrats threatens to derail the process.
Analysis: Why Phil Murphy Has No Friends
Democrats seem to be formulating an exit strategy to get out from under Phil Murphy.
Analysis: Does SDA Scandal Show Gov. Murphy Lacks Leadership?
Gov. Murphy could have shown a scandal-ridden subordinate the door. Instead he stayed silent.
Former Casino Owner’s Death Adds to the Lore of the ‘Revel Curse’
Life had been good to Bruce Deifik -- until he got mixed up with the former Revel.
How much more will it cost to stay in NJ? (Analysis)
As budget hearing begin, Gov. Murphy continues to push for higher taxes
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.