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.
NJ lawmakers: ‘Time is now’ for licenses for unauthorized immigrants
Activists and sympathetic lawmakers have long expected the Legislature to vote on driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants now that the election is over.
Rarity for Republicans: GOP gains seats in legislative elections
Republicans added a Senate seat and at least two Assembly seats, the party's first net gains in a legislative cycle since 1991. Democrats are still in control.
Assembly Elections Tuesday, the Last Before Redistricting
Voters will decide in Tuesday’s election who will be in the state Assembly for the next two years, in the last of five state legislative election cycles to be conducted under the maps drawn after the 2010 census.
Voters to Decide if More Veterans Can Get NJ Property Tax Break
Should veterans be allowed to retain their $250 property tax deduction if they move to a continuing care retirement community? Right now, they cannot.
Murphy orders creation of NJ-wide climate-change resilience plan
On the 7th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Gov. Phil Murphy Tuesday directed his administration to come up with a statewide climate change resilience strategy.
Murphy to consider making 315,000 more NJ workers eligible for overtime
The Murphy administration will review a suggestion to raise the threshold for guaranteeing workers overtime eligibility.
Expand FamilyCare to all immigrant kids in NJ, report says
New Jersey Policy Perspective says federal immigration proposals mean fewer immigrant children have health coverage.
NJ Warned that Violent Pagans Biker Gang is Growing, Spreading
The Pagan’s Motorcycle Club is a growing problem in New Jersey, according to the State Commission on Investigation, which says it is recruiting violent members from street gangs and spreading further north in the state.
Yet Again, NJ’s Business Climate Ranked Last by Tax Group
New Jersey has maintained an unwanted title, designated by the Tax Foundation as having the lowest-ranked business tax climate in the United States.
Poll Finds New Jerseyans Willing to Pay More for Renewable Energy
A group that advocates for shifting to renewable sources of energy in New Jersey says its latest poll shows residents support the idea – and are willing to pay more to make it happen.