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.
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.
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.
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.
Christie raises NJ smoking age to 21 — Will this prevent new smokers?
Gov. Chris Christie signs law raising age to legally buy cigarette and e-cigs but vetoes another dedicating cigarette taxes to anti-smoking efforts.
No to pipelines, yes to offshore windmills: How NJ could fend off climate disaster
Summers as hot as Alabama, shoreline lost to rising sea levels, saltwater intruding the Delaware river and bay – all on the horizon and needing a response, says a report.
NJ Transit ‘summer of hell’ by the numbers: The impact to your commute
Lawmakers and mass-transit executives say the damage has been minimized in the first 10 days of disruptions needed for New York Penn Station track repairs.
How to ‘turbo-charge’ New Jersey’s economy for next 10 years
After a decade in which New Jersey’s economy grew at only around one-fifth the national pace, Summit-based McKinsey & Company is suggesting ways to keep up.
‘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.
Add more debt to NJ’s books? NJ voters may decide library bond
It’s now up to Gov. Chris Christie to decide whether to ask voters if the state should borrow $125 million to improve public libraries around New Jersey.
NJ government shutdown continues with no end in sight
“It could be infinity. It could go right until I leave office,” Gov. Chris Christie said. “... The cap is when the budget reaches my desk."
Budget impasse leads to NJ government shutdown – here’s what’s open & closed
Gov. Chris Christie has directed nonessential state services to be shut down because New Jersey’s new fiscal year began Saturday without an approved budget.
Shutdown sit-down: Christie invites top Democrats to meet
Gov. Chris Christie has invited top Democrats to his office for a meeting on the budget impasse, with just hours before a possible state government shutdown.