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 schools among the most segregated — and getting worse, report says
A new study finds school segregation in New Jersey isn’t getting much better for black students – and has gotten notably more severe for Hispanic ones.
Gov.-elect Murphy appoints mostly minorities, women to lead transition
Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy names the members of the policy committees that will provide reports summarizing key issues and what to do about them.
Lame start for lame-duck legislative session in Trenton
Post-election legislative sessions start more slowly when a new governor is elected. But so far, there's not even a schedule.
GOP leader: Ditch tax hike & we’ll meet halfway on minimum wage
A GOP leader says Republicans could back a minimum wage hike — if it's scaled back, paired with a middle-class tax cut and Democrats abandoning tax hikes.
Murphy and Christie meet; Oliver to be DCA commisssioner
New Jersey’s current and future governors met for the first time since the election Thursday in Trenton, as the transition took its next steps.
2017 NJ election results for governor, top legislative races
Polls close at 8 p.m. in what has been a low-interest but highly consequential election, as New Jersey voters select a replacement for Gov. Chris Christie and all 120 members of the Senate and Assembly.
Let convicts vote? Report offers ways to improve NJ prison system
The Fund for New Jersey's criminal justice report recommends ending mandatory minimum sentences and helping some undocumented immigrants avoid deportation.
‘Looking at a record low turnout’ for Tuesday’s gubernatorial election
Voter turnout rates have dropped in five straight gubernatorial election, to less than 40 percent four years ago. A new low is anticipated on Tuesday.
Don’t like Murphy or Guadagno? Here are 5 other options to vote for
Not happy with the choice between Kim Guadagno and Phil Murphy? There are options – though it's been a century since a third candidate got over 6% in NJ.
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.