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.
NJ utilities may get power to chop trees, whether you like it or not
A bill advancing in the Legislature would give electric utilities wide latitude to trim or remove vegetation, even if local shade tree commissions object.
NJ could raise taxes on United Airlines by $20 million
A Senate committee endorsed a plan to hike taxes on United Airlines, despite warnings that it could raise airfares or reduce routes at Newark Airport.
PARCC change vote delayed by NJ State Board of Education
A planned vote was postponed on changes related to standardized PARCC exams that would give students more alternatives to qualify for high-school graduation.
NJ rally demands driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants
A few hundred people rallied Thursday outside the Statehouse in support of making undocumented immigrants eligible for New Jersey driver’s licenses
NJ gets 146 applications to run 6 medical marijuana dispensaries
Health department has 146 applicants from 106 organizations to assess as it awards licenses for six new medicinal marijuana operators.
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.