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.
Parking taxes may be raised in some New Jersey municipalities
The price to park in Newark and other cities in New Jersey could be raised to help improve pedestrian access to mass transit, under a bill advanced Thursday.
NJ looks to extend time limits on sexual abuse lawsuits
By the end of March, the Legislature is likely to pass a bill significantly extending the statute of limitations for sex-abuse civil lawsuits in New Jersey.
Penn Station upgrades planned after NJ Transit repays Amtrak $182M
The New Jersey and national railroads say they'll cooperate on a number of Northeast Corridor upgrades, including changes at New York Penn Station.
Lawmakers take aim at NJ foreclosure rate, still highest in U.S.
New Jersey lawmakers are advancing a 10-bill package aimed at the state's foreclosure rate, which remains highest in the nation even though it's down slightly.
Auditor: So-called phantom jobs from NJ tax breaks might exist
In testimony before the Legislature, the state comptroller offered a significantly different take than Gov. Phil Murphy on the study of tax incentive programs.
NJ may let terminally ill patients end their lives
Lawmakers again consider allowing terminally ill patients to obtain a lethal prescription from their doctors that they could use to end their life.
NJ moves to keep old graduation rules — but for how many classes?
Midway through a long process to revamp graduation testing, the Murphy administration is working to temporarily protect a system it ultimately wants to change.
First impact of NJ minimum wage hike is local government workers
If the hike in the minimum wage is going to affect property taxes, one of the first places it could show up is in the school budgets approved this spring.
Oversight panel frustrated, disgusted — and asking about Murphy
After 38 hours of hearings, a legislative oversight panel still can't answer a basic question: Who approved hiring an official who'd been accused of rape?
Family leave expansion, plus higher tax, on verge of approval
A significant expansion of paid family leave appears likely to be approved. It could bring with a $360 million payroll tax hike for middle-class workers.