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.
A public bank for New Jersey: Groundbreaking idea — or just wacky?
Phil Murphy wants to create a public bank that would make small business, student and infrastructure loans, backed by state tax collections.
NJ will elect 120 lawmakers in November — These are the 8 races to watch
There are only a handful of competitive races for Senate and Assembly, and Democrats will control the Legislature. One race is already NJ's priciest ever.
NJ solar energy market crash could cost thousands of jobs, billions in investments
State energy regulators are reviewing the state's solar market, with the credits used to subside projects at risk of a financial crash.
NJ ballot questions this November will decide how money is spent
Question No. 1 asks if New Jersey should borrow $125 million to help fund library projects. Question No. 2 would ensure environmental funds aren't diverted.
Now or much, much later? Candidates differ on pace for NJ pension reform
In their final debate, Phil Murphy and Kim Guadagno promised vastly different timetables for seeking structural changes to public-worker pensions.
Group urges NJ to find $1B and fully fund school-aid formula — now!
'Crossroads NJ' education report says the state needs to recommit to its long-abandoned school-aid formula, including an expansion of preschool.
NJ’s lieutenant governor candidates face-off Monday night
Lots of people don't know the candidates for governor, so the nominees for lieutenant governor -- Sheila Oliver and Carlos Rendo -- are surely a mystery.
Murphy crushing opponents in fundraising for NJ governor’s race
The polls have been closer, the first debate had no clear winner, but there’s one measure by which New Jersey’s governor’s race isn’t a contest – fundraising.
Report suggests NJ commit $600 million for affordable housing — Who would pay?
The fifth Crossroads NJ report says NJ also needs to plan better at the state and regional level and step up efforts to reduce evictions and foreclosures.
Are NJ rent and house prices so high because we have too many school districts?
One land-use expert says New Jersey towns would be more welcoming of needed new homes if school systems were regionalized.
Is nursing board leaving the public at risk? Christie administration, critics clash
State says it has cut into a backlog in processing nursing licenses, but critics say persistent management and budget issues put the public at risk.
Port Authority’s NYC bus terminal may be rebuilt in same place, rather than relocated
After all the talk about seizing land in Manhattan or relocating to New Jersey, the current Port Authority Bus Terminal might be expanded and rebuilt.