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.
6 towns NJ just approved to open up medical marijuana shops
So long as their applications get state and local approvals, dispensaries will open Atlantic City, Elizabeth, Ewing, Paterson, Phillipsburg and Vineland.
Doctors say health care changes mean less time with patients
Annual survey of New Jersey doctors finds 40% say opioid crisis hasn't changed their practice and 70% not planning to prescribe marijuana in 2019.
How to revitalize NJ cities without pushing out residents
With nearly 100 ideas across 13 areas, the “Thriving Cities” report lays out an ambitious and often interconnected revitalization strategy for the state.
Crucial two days ahead in NJ for $15 minimum wage debate
Staffers for Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders met Monday and will meet Wednesday to talk minimum wage. The lawmakers and governor then meet Thursday.
NJ attorney general opposes change to police shooting probes
Despite opposition from the state’s attorney general, an Assembly panel voted for a plan to require the state to handle all fatal police shootings.
NJ Transit: Limited weekend service suspensions possible in 2019
Despite confidence that positive train control equipment deadlines will be met, NJ Transit isn't yet sure when this year's service suspensions will end.
Tax hike on Newark Airport jet fuel nearly cleared for takeoff
The bill was amended Monday so it wouldn't apply at Atlantic City or Trenton-Mercer. The idea is to free up funds to pay for a PATH extension to EWR.
NJ considering these ideas to reduce ‘deer epidemic’
Urged on by farmers, some lawmakers want to develop a package of bills in the new year aimed at reducing the number of deer in New Jersey.
NJ plan for $15 minimum wage too slow and weak, advocates cry
Lawmakers will cast their first votes Monday on incrementally raising the minimum wage, but final approval wouldn’t come until the Jan. 31 at the earliest.
Lawmakers look at shortening penalties for some parole violations
Bill would slice prison sentence from 12 months to nine for parolees who use drugs, fail to report to a parole officer or violate special release conditions.