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’s lieutenant governor candidates face-off Monday night
Lots of people don't know the candidates for governor, so the nominees for lieutenant governor -- Sheila Oliver and Carlos Rendo -- are surely a mystery.
Murphy crushing opponents in fundraising for NJ governor’s race
The polls have been closer, the first debate had no clear winner, but there’s one measure by which New Jersey’s governor’s race isn’t a contest – fundraising.
Report suggests NJ commit $600 million for affordable housing — Who would pay?
The fifth Crossroads NJ report says NJ also needs to plan better at the state and regional level and step up efforts to reduce evictions and foreclosures.
Are NJ rent and house prices so high because we have too many school districts?
One land-use expert says New Jersey towns would be more welcoming of needed new homes if school systems were regionalized.
Is nursing board leaving the public at risk? Christie administration, critics clash
State says it has cut into a backlog in processing nursing licenses, but critics say persistent management and budget issues put the public at risk.
Port Authority’s NYC bus terminal may be rebuilt in same place, rather than relocated
After all the talk about seizing land in Manhattan or relocating to New Jersey, the current Port Authority Bus Terminal might be expanded and rebuilt.
‘He’s a liar’ — Christie feuds with top Democrat over opioid funding
The battle between Gov. Chris Christie and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto didn't end when the state government shutdown did.
Christie OK with federal proposal that would raise taxes for many in NJ
Gov. Chris Christie says federal tax changes are being worked out but that he supported ending state and local tax deduction while running for president.
Amazon should be ‘seriously looking at Newark’ and NJ for its new $5B HQ
From cities near Manhattan to the campus Bristol-Myers Squibb is ditching in Central Jersey, New Jersey has options for Amazon – and $5 billion in tax breaks.
A chicken in every pot? Prepping for NJ’s would-be marijuana industry
Potential investors and the businesses looking to support them are preparing in hopes that New Jersey legalizes marijuana for recreational adult use in 2018.