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.
Man who wants to oust Menendez calls him ’embarrassment’
Retired pharmaceutical executive Bob Hugin, the likely Republican challenger to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, kicked off his campaign Tuesday.
Trump plan: Feds won’t pay more than 20% of Gateway cost
NJ and NY hope the federal government will pay for half the cost for new Hudson River rail tunnels. Gov. Phil Murphy still thinks it'll happen – eventually.
Murphy’s tax hikes an ‘absolute last resort,’ Sweeney says
Senate President Steve Sweeney repeatedly sent Gov. Chris Christie a millionaires' tax he knew would be vetoed. He says federal tax reform changed things.
Murphy’s tax plan for NJ: Charity or cheating?
Gov. Phil Murphy’s first move on property taxes: Keep them fully deductible under the new federal tax law by letting them be made to new municipal charities.
66 towns in NJ where taxes actually went DOWN
The average residential property tax bill in New Jersey last year was $8,690 — up just 1.6 percent from the year before.
Murphy administration opposes stricter clean water standard
DEP promises more cooperation under Gov. Phil Murphy but says it won't always agree with lawmakers.
The plan to bail out NJ’s nuclear plants is getting more expensive
Senate President Stephen Sweeney, Gov. Phil Murphy's office and other groups still negotiating the details of the energy legislation.
No book deal, but salary hikes for NJ judges and Cabinet are back
Salaries for around 600 high-ranking state officials, including judges and Cabinet officers, would increase significantly under a bill moving in the Senate.
Here’s what NJ is starting to do to overhaul NJ Transit
Assembly panel advances governance, oversight and accountability changes for NJ Transit. More reports, audits, financial and safety changes are still to come.
NJ looks to expand voting by mail — and by 17-year-olds
A Senate panel Thursday advanced two voting-related bills previously vetoed by Gov. Chris Christie expected to get a warmer reception from Gov. Phil Murphy.