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.
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.
NJ moves to keep old graduation rules — but for how many classes?
Midway through a long process to revamp graduation testing, the Murphy administration is working to temporarily protect a system it ultimately wants to change.
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 the school budgets approved this spring.
Oversight panel frustrated, disgusted — and asking about Murphy
After 38 hours of hearings, a legislative oversight panel still can't answer a basic question: Who approved hiring an official who'd been accused of rape?
No opponents at hearing on allowing inmates to vote in NJ
A Senate panel heard testimony for two hours on the idea of allowing people serving criminal sentences to vote in New Jersey for the first time in 175 years.
$15 minimum wage for New Jersey to be signed into law Monday
A bill raising New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 an hour for most workers by 2024 was passed Thursday and will be signed into law Monday.
NJ mayors: Erase more marijuana convictions or we’ll ban pot shops
Newark and Jersey City say they won't allow dispensaries to open unless the Legislature moves aggressively in expunging past marijuana convictions.
Legal marijuana deal called close – but then comes the hard part
The $15 minimum wage took many months to negotiate but just two weeks from agreement to approval. The vote on legal marijuana won't come so quickly.
Murphy: ‘Pretty alarming’ Hudson train tunnel needs federal help
Top New Jersey officials took a special train into NYC to view what they knew: They're damaged, and the urgent fix requires billions in federal spending.
How minimum wage hike could drive up NJ’s Medicare spending
State is being pressed to increase Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements along with the $15 minimum wage, or patients will pay more or providers could close.