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 Transit worries Amtrak repairs will significantly disrupt commuters
Amtrak says major projects at Penn Station will begin in May and continue through the fall. Further work mostly done on weekends will continue through next June.
If Trump ends property tax deduction, that could mean ‘real trouble’ for NJ families
As a wealthy state, New Jersey could do well under parts of Trump's tax blueprint. But the loss of a deduction for state and local taxes could prove harmful.
NJ has agreed to start paying rent on Statehouse it’s owned since 1792
This is how Trenton will fund Gov. Chris Christie's $300 million capitol renovation plan.
Hosting an open house? Lock up your valuables — and Vicodin
New Jersey’s opioid epidemic is so severe that its top law enforcement official is enlisting real estate agents in the fight.
Here are all the fees Christie wants to hike in order to raise $20M
Gov. Chris Christie is proposing to increase and expand fees by more than $20 million to support the budget of the state Department of Law and Public Safety.
Democrats, Republicans vying to be NJ’s next governor debate in May
Dates have been finalized for official gubernatorial primary debates. Blink and you’ll miss them, especially on the Democratic side.
Halfway through Christie school-funding challenge, no plan yet
Gov. Chris Christie challenged lawmakers to fix school funding with him in 100 days. Midway through, lawmakers say it's possible -- but there's not yet a plan.
Statehouse renovation: Full-speed ahead, on unclear path
Lawmakers seeking details about the Statehouse renovations slated to start this summer got precious few in their initial budget hearings with the state treasurer.
Will programs take hit if pension funds take over NJ Lottery?
Lawmakers seem willing to act on Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to prop up pension funds by handing over the NJ Lottery to them, though they’re anxious for more details.
Will you be audited? NJ Treasury boosts enforcement to collect more taxes
The number of state Treasury Department auditors is down nearly 30 percent over eight years – but that's about to change.
Murphy files largest-ever nominating petition, pledges that he’ll debate
Fields are set for New Jersey’s gubernatorial primary. Analysts project a two-candidate race on the GOP side and an all-but-certain outcome for the Democrats.
Check out how New Jersey will spend extra $400M on transportation
The added money will go toward resurfacing, dredging and drainage projects with short-term benefits -- and kick start potentially transformative changes.