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.
Expungement expansion sent to Christie by lawmakers
Approved changes would enable more people to become eligible more quickly to erase more offenses from their criminal records.
How will Murphy tackle NJ’s $90B pension deficit?
The panel appointed by Gov. Chris Christie to study public workers’ benefits over the last three years produced one final report.
It’s the championship game for NJ’s sports betting gamble
Gov. Chris Christie and state senators will be in Washington for Monday's Supreme Court hearing on New Jersey's bid to legalize sports betting.
First step toward banning, confiscating bump stocks in NJ
A plan to ban the sale and possession in New Jersey of attachments that make semiautomatic rifles shoot faster sailed through an Assembly committee.
NJ’s governor’s race cost $79 million but had lowest turnout ever
Around $79 million was spent on the 2017 gubernatorial election cycle. Voter turnout in November was 38.5 percent.
Murphy: Full-speed ahead on millionaires tax, legalizing marijuana
Gov.-elect Phil Murphy says he understands why lawmakers are sounding cautious but remains committed to enacting those campaign promises.
Murphy: NJ ‘poised to be the comeback story of this nation’
Gov.-elect Phil Murphy stuck to familiar themes from the campaign while speaking to the League of Municipalities. He didn't address interest arbitration.
Proposal would make sex-harassment settlements public in NJ
Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg says workplace sexual misconduct persists in part because nondisclosure agreements keep bad behavior secret.
NJ starts $1M ad campaign to provide tips for safe traffic stops
Coming soon to a TV or movie screen near you: Ads produced by the state of giving the public tips on how to behave if pulled over.
NJ schools among the most segregated — and getting worse, report says
A new study finds school segregation in New Jersey isn’t getting much better for black students – and has gotten notably more severe for Hispanic ones.