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.
Physician-assisted suicide up for debate again in NJ
Terminally ill patients with less than six months to live would be able to obtain a prescription for medication that, if taken, would end their lives.
Alcohol more dangerous than weed, NJ health commissioner tells lawmakers
A report suggesting changes to NJ's medical marijuana program will be filed by March 24. "An entire slew of recommendations," says acting health commissioner.
Despite stranded motorists, NJ sees fatality-free storm as success
No traffic fatalities were recorded during the storm in New Jersey, according to the State Police.
NJ to investigate power outages, with hearings in JCP&L region
Gov. Phil Murphy says he suspects JCP&L isn't following the preparedness measures promised after Superstorm Sandy.
Plans to boost benefits for NJ’s vulnerable get another look
Lawmakers are again acting on plans to boost 'heat and eat' benefits and expand reach of emergency assistance to prevent homelessness.
Sweeney: Tax companies that got federal windfall to fund schools
Senate president says NJ can generate $650 million by adding 3 percent to tax paid by most profitable corporations. He'd put it into school funding.
NJ can help small business sidestep big federal tax hit, senators say
The idea: Since federal tax reform didn’t cap deductions for businesses like it did for people, have partnerships and LLCs pay state income taxes directly.
NJ Senate president to towns: Share services, cut taxes — or else!
Legislation that would push local governments to share services, in part by threatening to withhold funds if they don’t, is again moving in the Senate.
NJ lawmakers advance 6 gun bills, including new restraining orders
At a five and a half hour hearing Wednesday, an Assembly committee started a half-dozen bills on a path toward a governor eager to sign them.
Murphy directs new economic council to find outside funding
The Jobs and Economic Opportunity Council, made up mostly of administration officials, is to help identify federal, foundational and philanthropic funds.