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 Senate panel votes for plan to sue gun industry for damages
One part of Gov. Phil Murphy's latest gun-reform package took a first step through the state Senate.
No more aliens, no more inmates? NJ may rewrite its laws
‘Illegal aliens’ could be on their way out of New Jersey’s laws, replaced by ‘undocumented foreign nationals,’ under a bill advanced by a Senate committee.
NJ considers creating entirely new department to deal with children
New Jersey might consolidate services for youth from across the government, ranging from pregnancy through age 8, in a new state Department of Early Childhood.
‘Never been so challenged': NJ lawmakers meet on school safety
After the Texas elementary school massacre, the Assembly Education Committee endorsed a package of bills addressing school safety from varied directions.
How NJ wants to make it easier for teens to get working papers
With a workforce shortage continuing and summer here, lawmakers may let teens work longer days and weeks and simplify the process for getting working papers.
Reruns and sequels: New Jersey’s 2022 House races are set
Four of the 12 House races are 2020 rematches. And the two candidates most likely to join the congressional delegation are sons of famous politicians.
NJ primary election results for June 7, 2022: Following the top races
Polls close at 8 p.m., concluding a primary election season in which New Jersey Republicans hope to choose candidates that help them claw back more seats in the House of Representatives lost to Democrats over the past decade.
‘400 years of oppression’ should affect NJ renewable energy policy, advocates argue
New reports forecast $34 billion in economic activity and an average 11,000 jobs per year through 2050 – and urge action to ensure a diverse workforce.
NJ lawmakers: Change ‘beyond ridiculous’ law that forced remote learning today
A law enacted in January restricts police presence at polling places, to guard against voter intimidation.
Senator: NJ still has no plan to save shore towns from pop-up parties
State senator says a Friday conference call held Friday by the attorney general with Shore officials didn’t yield a coordinated plan to address pop-up parties.
Two more NJ towns add mental health screeners to police response
On two shifts a week, cops in Elizabeth and Linden will be joined by mental health screeners in responding to 911 calls for behavioral health crises.
Not just menthol: NJ looks to make it even harder to find any cigarettes to buy
Most stores with pharmacies, though maybe not all, would be barred from selling tobacco products under a proposed New Jersey bill.