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.
Weed still illegal, but NJ prosecutors can drop cases for these reasons
Municipal court marijuana cases can restart after Labor Day, though local prosecutors are being asked to consider a list of reasons not to pursue cases.
Other states can send you red-light cam tickets. NJ may stop helping them
A bill would prohibit New Jersey from disclosing information about its drivers to other states for camera-generated speeding or red-light tickets.
NJ’s Obamacare fix could lower insurance premiums next year
People insured through individual health plans might actually pay less for coverage next year, due to a new reinsurance program being created by the state.
NJ Transit workers getting attacked — union wants mandatory jail
As the quality of NJ Transit has gone down, the frustration of riders has gone up – and with it, alarm among conductors about assaults by angry commuters.
Menendez lead over Hugin shrinks to 6 points in Senate race
A new poll is the latest to show New Jersey, which hasn’t elected a Republican to the U.S. Senate since 1972, might have a legitimate race this year.
You really like him: Murphy’s job approval hits 54%
Gov. Phil Murphy's 54 percent job approval tops the peak of each of New Jersey's past two elected Democratic governors, as measured by the Quinnipiac Poll.
FCC commissioner: Block 9-1-1 grants to NJ if fees diverted
Federal regulator pushing states to stop diverting 9-1-1 fees has brought his campaign to the practice’s top culprit, New Jersey.
New plan for NJ’s public infrastructure: Let developers build it
What’s a cash-strapped government to do when it wants to upgrade its infrastructure? Under a new law, they can partner with private developers to finance it.
NJ gov’t plan to merge half of all school districts — Yours on list?
Advocates say consolidation is about improving education in smaller schools but would also save an undetermined amount of spending.
Cut pensions and benefits, merge schools, new tolls — plan to overhaul NJ
A working group organized by the Legislature has pitched a major overhaul of state and local government in New Jersey – teeing up a major battle.