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Michael Symons

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.
Princeton is considering an ordinance banning the sale of tobacco to anyone younger than 21 years old. (michaeljung, ThinkStock)
Princeton is considering an ordinance banning the sale of tobacco to anyone younger than 21 years old. (michaeljung, ThinkStock)
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Can NJ services for quitters meet demand after smoking age increases?

Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a $7 million increase in spending on smoking cessation, while the higher smoking age could lead to demand among 19- and 20-year-olds.

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Phil Murphy and Sheila Oliver, the Democratic ticket in this year's election. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Phil Murphy and Sheila Oliver, the Democratic ticket in this year's election. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Oliver joins Murphy ticket, promising ‘a very different lieutenant governor’

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Phil Murphy says Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver "will be driving a big portion of our agenda" as his lieutenant governor.

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Seton Hall Law School professor John Jacobi testifies at a legislative hearing. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Seton Hall Law School professor John Jacobi testifies at a legislative hearing. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Pushback against Christie plan to reorganize addiction and mental health care

Critics question whether a multi-year overhaul of behavioral health care should begin with less than six months left in Gov. Chris Christie's term.

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Former state treasurer Feather Houstoun discusses The Fund for New Jersey's 'Crossroads NJ' report on state finances. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Former state treasurer Feather Houstoun discusses The Fund for New Jersey's 'Crossroads NJ' report on state finances. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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‘Unpleasant but necessary’ actions NJ’s next governor may need to tackle

A philanthropic group called The Fund for New Jersey wants candidates running for governor and Legislature to know just what they getting into.

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