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.
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.
Green Group Sees Red, Flunks Legislature on Environment Scorecard
An environmental group’s biennial Senate and Assembly scorecard gives failing marks to the Legislature on a whole.
NJ Transit, Amtrak Start Big Upgrades at Four Stations on Northeast Corridor
New Jersey Transit and Amtrak are kicking off construction at Trenton, Princeton Junction, New Brunswick and Elizabeth train stations.
Expect Dems to Win in Assembly, Poll Says (Trump, Murphy Don’t Matter)
A new poll suggests an ordinary political environment heading into elections for the state Assembly, which would be expected to yield a continuing, solid majority for Democrats.
GOP Keeps Focus on Murphy Saying NJ Not for Voters Worried About Taxes
Gov. Phil Murphy, as he's done before, says NJ wouldn't be the choice for those who care only about taxes. He says state is attractive due to other strengths.
New Jersey’s annual bear hunt starts Monday
New Jersey’s annual bear hunt gets underway Monday, with neither sportsmen nor hunting opponents happy about its rules.
Murphy: Borrow $500M, raise water rates to replace lead lines
Gov. Phil Murphy endorsed having the state borrow $500 million to help pay to replace lead water service lines and remediate lead-based paint in homes.
Republicans Look to Reverse Assembly Slide in Murphy Midterms
In the last quarter-century, Republicans have shrunk from 58 to 26 seats in the Assembly. Democrats are jockeying for even more gains in once-red suburbs.
New Jersey’s Long-term Finances Again Rank Worst in Nation
For the fifth straight year, a review of the states' annual financial statements by a conservative think tank finds New Jersey in the worst position.