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 election commission would investigate sex misconduct, too — proposal
A 15-member panel that examined misogyny and other issues related to the culture of New Jersey politics recommends a series of changes in a 76-page report.
Legislature moves to reinstate panel cutting government red tape
With changes to emphasis innovation, a plan to create the Government Efficiency and Regulatory Review Commission is one vote from legislative approval.
Plan advances to boost indoor capacity of NJ restaurants
An Assembly committee Wednesday endorsed a six-bill package aimed at helping restaurants and other small businesses.
Bill seeks to ensure nursing home COVID-19 data remains online
Lawmakers advance a bill ensuring certain data about COVID-19 cases and deaths in long-term care facilities aren't dropped from the state's website.
Murphy’s 3rd State of the State: ‘We are who we said we’d be’
In pre-recorded message in an empty theater, Gov. Phil Murphy says policies such as minimum wage, paid sick leave and expanded family leave help in pandemic.
Outdoor dining plan approved again after Murphy veto
A week after an unexpected veto, lawmakers approve a revised plan for extending outdoor dining rules through November 2022.
NJ Legislature votes to call for Trump’s ouster over Capitol riot
Resolution passes that strongly condemns president for events on Jan. 6, calls for him to be removed or impeached if he won't resign from office early.
NJ lawmakers move on new foreclosure bill – and fee to fund it
A proposed foreclosure prevention program would let the state HMFA or its contractors could purchase eligible properties or mortgage assets.
Murphy in strong position entering his re-election campaign
With a mostly united party and a major partisan edge in voter registration, Gov. Phil Murphy looks to be the first Democrat to win a second term in 44 years.
With lots of changes, anti-bullying bill advances in NJ
"Mallory's Law," the bill's now-unofficial name, would increase the potential fines levied on families that blow off required anti-bullying classes.
NJ’s new $14.5 billion economic plan enacted by Murphy
After just over a year and a half without a tax incentive program, a modified economic plan first pitched by Gov. Phil Murphy in 2018 is in place.
Democratic victories in Ga. give new life to NJ’s priorities in Congress
Federal aid for COVID impact, the Gateway tunnel and a repeal of the cap on state and local tax deductions appear more likely once Democrats control Senate.