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.
Senate Puts Off Planned Vote to Override Murphy Housing Veto
The state Senate delayed plans to vote Thursday to override Gov. Phil Murphy’s veto of a bill that increases emergency housing assistance for vulnerable populations such as people with disabilities.
NJ Senate passes bill that could keep Trump off 2020 ballot
The Senate voted to require White House hopefuls to disclose five years of tax returns to state elections officials, who would post them online.
Ban on Sales of Baby Walkers in New Jersey Takes First Steps
A bill that has taken its first wobbly steps in Trenton would ban the sale of baby walkers in New Jersey over concerns that young children continue to get injured in the devices despite safety improvements.
Deal Reached on Graduation Rules for NJ Seniors and Juniors
The state and groups that successfully sued over high school standardized testing reached an agreement clarifying graduation rules for 2019 & 2020.
New Gender, Sexual Orientation Options Possible for NJ Forms
New Jersey birth certificates now allow people to document a biological sex outside of the historical male/female system. Other state forms might follow suit.
NJ Looks to Extend Time Limits On Sexual Abuse Lawsuits
By the end of March, the Legislature is likely to pass a bill significantly extending the statute of limitations for sex-abuse civil lawsuits in New Jersey.
Lawmakers Take Aim at NJ Foreclosure Rate, Still Highest in U.S.
The Atlantic City and Trenton metropolitan areas have the highest foreclosure rates among the nation’s 319 metro areas with at least 200,000 residents.
Auditor: So-called Phantom Jobs from NJ Tax Breaks Might Exist
In testimony before the Legislature, the state comptroller offered a significantly different take than Gov. Phil Murphy on the study of tax incentive programs.
Should NJ allow terminally ill patients to end their lives?
Lawmakers again consider allowing terminally ill patients to obtain a lethal prescription from their doctors that they could use to end their life.
First Impact of NJ Minimum Wage Hike is Local Government Workers
If the hike in the minimum wage is going to affect property taxes, one of the first places it could show up is in school budgets approved this spring.