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.
Your electric bill might go up to help support NJ’s nuclear power plants
Higher prices wouldn't start until late 2018 at the earliest. They could raise costs $41 a year for homeowners and a half-million for big industrial users.
Murphy picks a ‘consumer’ to regulate NJ banks and insurers
As banking and insurance commissioner, Marlene Caride would oversee the creation of a public bank that Gov.-elect Phil Murphy promised in his campaign.
NJ’s minimum wage rises in January, with bigger jumps to come
The minimum wage goes up 16 cents in 2018, to $8.60. Democrats wants to speed the increase to $15 – which at current rates won't happen for 30 years.
NJ Transit tickets will cost you more to pay for new tunnels
New Jersey has its plan for paying its share of the Gateway Tunnel – and it’s going to cost every rail commuter who crosses the Hudson River to and from Manhattan.
Murphy picks son of immigrants to be attorney general — and fight Trump
Gov.-elect Phil Murphy purposely selected first Sikh to serve as attorney general in America to battle Trump administration on issues such as immigration.
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.