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.
After Equifax hack, NJ lawmaker tries to keep company from ‘profiting off you’
In New Jersey, anyone can put a security freeze on their credit for $5, but unless you're a victim of ID theft, lifting it costs $5.
New map aims to stop ATV damage in Wharton State Forest
For years, hikers, hunters and others have complained about damage being done by ATVs in Wharton State Forest. Will a new map protect the ecology?
Guadagno: Ban NJ officials from taking big gifts from friends
Kim Guadagno's ethics and transparency platform ranges the small — sharing cell phone numbers — to large, like term limits and electing the attorney general.
NJ may hike — even double — license fees for some professions
Electricians, accountants, locksmiths and funeral directors – more than 33,000 people and 11,000 businesses in all – face license fee hikes.
NJ business groups hosting affordability summit: ‘This state needs a plan’
From the obvious ('Don't shut down state government') to the challenging, business groups aim to focus next governor on affordability and economic issues.
How many NJ residents would be hurt by end to DACA?
The end of the program has immigrants brought here illegally as children worried about what comes next.
Healthcare premiums for NJ teachers to increase in 2018
Healthcare premiums for current and retired teachers will go up 8.5% overall in 2018. Costs are up 13% for active teachers, though down for older retirees.
Legislature to block Christie’s addiction services reorganization
The Senate will schedule a vote to prevent Gov. Chris Christie from shifting oversight of addiction and mental-health services to the Department of Health.
A change is coming on climate change to NJ governor’s office
New Jersey's next governor is likely to take a different view than Gov. Chris Christie on participating in the region's climate change emissions program.
Christie scoffs, but here’s why NJ’s credit downgrades might matter to you
New Jersey's credit rating has been lowered four notches since 2011. That matters to businesses deciding whether to spend in the state, says a CPAs group.
Health premiums for NJ public workers will be cheaper in 2018
Some good news for public workers, retirees and the taxpayers who help cover their health-care costs: Rates will be going down in 2018.
Christie on ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ bail reform lawsuit: ‘Bring it on’
Gov. Chris Christie defended the reforms that have practically eliminated bail in New Jersey and said he looks forward to the state doing the same in court.