I'm the Statehouse bureau chief for New Jersey 101.5, covering the governor, Legislature and state politics, and had previously covered the Statehouse for Gannett newspapers for more than 15 years. I'm a lifelong New Jerseyan -- raised in Bergen, living in Hunterdon, Rutgers graduate. I'm co-author of the 2012 biography 'Chris Christie: The Inside Story of His Rise to Power.' I am not the Iron Chef with a similar name though sometimes get tweets meant for him, especially around Thanksgiving. Believe me, you don't want my cooking tips.
Sexual Assault Bill Package Approved, Now on Murphy’s Desk
Lawmakers have given their final approval to seven bills seeking to improve how New Jersey handles sexual assault cases.
Proposal to Create Slavery Reparations Task Force in NJ
Black lawmakers and advocacy groups are advocating for legislative leaders to hold hearings in March on a bill creating a New Jersey Reparations Task Force.
NJ May Require All Teachers Get Training on Remote Learning
Assembly panel advances bills requiring training on remote learning for teaching candidates and professional development for current teachers.
Murphy Budget Boosts State Spending 11%, Avoids New Tax Hikes
Gov. Phil Murphy proposes a $44.8 billion budget for fiscal 2022, fueled by a surplus propped up by borrowing, that includes no new tax or fee increases.
Menendez Introduces Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill
Legislation seeks to deliver on President Joe Biden's promises on the issue. It includes an eight-year path to citizenship for 11 million people.
Freeze Lifted on Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licensing in NJ
Appeals court lifts stay issued in late 2019 that blocked the health deapartment from reviewing ATC plans after disqualified applicants had objected.
Latest Bid to Complete Pot Legalization Drops Fines for Minors
The so-called 'cleanup' bill is due for votes Tuesday and Thursday in the Legislature, though some key details were still being finalized.
Senate to Vote on Cutting Aid to Towns That Don’t Share Services
Shared services to reduce spending is seen as one way to relieve some of the pressure on New Jersey's tops-in-the-nation property tax bills.
Plan for NJ Early Voting on Machines, Starting in Fall, Advances
The latest compromise shortens the early-voting period to 10 days for general elections, four to six days for primaries.
Senate GOP to hold its own hearings on NJ’s COVID response
Tired of waiting for the full Legislature to hold hearings on the state’s handling of the pandemic, Senate Republicans plan to conduct their own.