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 chicken in every pot? Prepping for NJ’s would-be marijuana industry
Potential investors and the businesses looking to support them are preparing in hopes that New Jersey legalizes marijuana for recreational adult use in 2018.
Saving money and the environment? Report says it’s possible in NJ
Renewable energy still costs more, but energy efficiency moves can offset it. Incentives, rebates and consumer education would be needed.
NJ says police/fire arbitration cap saved taxpayers $500M — Will they get rid of it?
A task force report due by year's end was released early -- without the consent of the union half of the panel, which says more data is needed.
Moving out: Millennials becoming Generation ex-New Jerseyans
Young adults prefer walkable communities, which are in short supply in much of New Jersey. And they're being driven out by the high cost of housing.
Here’s the timeline for NJ’s possible expansion of medical marijuana
The pending departure of Gov. Chris Christie's health commissioner makes it even more likely that medical marijuana expansion will wait until the next governor.
They’re called ‘boat checks’ — Christie’s last bid to reduce mega payouts to public retire…
Sick leave payouts wouldn't be abolished, or even capped, but a rule proposed by the Christie administration seeks to shave a little off the payments.
Accountants rank issues for NJ’s next governor to tackle — Guess what’s No. 1
CPAs put together a to-do list for the next governor. Turns out certified public accountants are just like the rest of us in New Jersey.
After Equifax hack, NJ lawmaker tries to keep company from ‘profiting off you’
In New Jersey, anyone can put a security freeze on their credit for $5, but unless you're a victim of ID theft, lifting it costs $5.
New map aims to stop ATV damage in Wharton State Forest
For years, hikers, hunters and others have complained about damage being done by ATVs in Wharton State Forest. Will a new map protect the ecology?
Guadagno: Ban NJ officials from taking big gifts from friends
Kim Guadagno's ethics and transparency platform ranges the small — sharing cell phone numbers — to large, like term limits and electing the attorney general.
NJ may hike — even double — license fees for some professions
Electricians, accountants, locksmiths and funeral directors – more than 33,000 people and 11,000 businesses in all – face license fee hikes.
NJ business groups hosting affordability summit: ‘This state needs a plan’
From the obvious ('Don't shut down state government') to the challenging, business groups aim to focus next governor on affordability and economic issues.