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.
Christie vetoed them … Gov. Murphy might sign them into law
Gov. Phil Murphy promised Democrats a signing ceremony, not a veto, for priorities blocked by Gov. Chris Christie. That's where lawmakers begin Monday.
In Trump age, message to NJ voters: ‘We’re Republicans but we’re not crazy’
Assembly GOP leader say they'll tour NJ to 'Rally the Reasonable' -- an effort to distance from President Donald Trump as much as counter Gov. Phil Murphy.
Unauthorized immigrants may soon get NJ driver’s licenses
As many as 466,000 immigrants would be eligible for a special driver's license under the plan. Backers say there would be safety and economic benefits.
Top property tax increases/decreases in every county last year
See how your town did and compare to the rest of the state.
NJ property tax haul in 2017 was $29B — See how it changed in your town
Good news for New Jersey: Property taxes rose 1.6% in 2017, up smallest since 2013. But that's $141 for the average home and still $480 million statewide.
Christie’s farewell speech: ‘I ran to be a governor of consequence’
Christie's final and longest State of the State was mostly a glossy look back at eight years. He did implore lawmakers to do more about pensions.
To hook Amazon, NJ lawmakers to OK over $3 billion in tax breaks
New Jersey's biggest-ever tax break offer would kick in at 30,000 jobs — called a more "realistic number" than Amazon's promise of up to 50,000 positions.
NJ encouraged to borrow $400M for water infrastructure
The $400 million would have to be approved by voters. It represents less than 1 percent of what's believed to be needed for water, sewer and wastewater.
Murphy still noncommittal on police and fire salary cap
Gov.-elect Phil Murphy also announces two more Cabinet members and expresses confidence Gateway Tunnel will win federal funding support.
Lawmakers seek to make gun buybacks annual event in NJ
The state has bought and melted down 20,000 guns through about a dozen buybacks since 2012. A bill would require nine buybacks every year.
Obamacare enrollment in New Jersey down 7 percent
More than 20,000 fewer New Jerseyans signed up for ACA coverage in 2018, but health-care advocates are nevertheless pleased with enrollment.
New Jersey to play key role in deciding control of Congress
Three Republican-held House seats are considered in play in the 2018 election, with another two -- one held by each major party -- also of interest.