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.
Children were dying, and state health officials had no idea
The state is already making changes in wake of the deadly adenovirus outbreak in Wanaque. Lawmakers want to make changes of their own.
Another meningitis vaccine considered for NJ college students
An Assembly panel Monday endorsed the idea of requiring college students to get a vaccine for meningitis B, if they’re living on campus.
NJ voter turnout was highest for a midterm since 1982
Fifty-six percent of registered voters turned out this year, two-thirds higher than the 36 percent in the midterm election four years earlier.
Murphy joins call for countywide school districts in two counties
The Murphy administration is beginning to unveil a series of initiatives aimed at shared services and consolidations, to deal with property taxes.
NJ Dems looking to tighten their grip by changing district map
Already in control of Trenton, Democrats seek to convert federal election success into Statehouse dominance. League of Women Voters calls it "hyper-partisan."
Legal marijuana in NJ: Bill passes first big hurdle
Marijuana legalization in New Jersey took its first two steps Monday through the state Legislature, though the tallest hurdles remain to be cleared.
A push for a convention of states to amend the Constitution
The president of a campaign to get states to call a convention for proposing amendments to the Constitution will speak Monday night at Rider University.
NJ marijuana legalization vote scheduled, though details in flux
Despite disagreements about key details, such as the tax rate, lawmakers plan to give initial approval to legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey.
Murphy awards $2.1 million for lawyers to fight deportations
Immigrants being detained in New Jersey and facing deportation hearings will soon begin getting lawyers paid for by the state.
In weeks, NJ to set ‘Sanctuary’ rules limiting cooperation with ICE
A report says immigration enforcement, including detainers, are up a lot in New Jersey. A new directive about when to cooperate is due within three weeks.