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.
Van Drew revels in Trump’s Wildwood rally, his party-switch prize
“How about having the president right here in South Jersey? What a great day!” said Rep. Jeff Van Drew, the Democrat-turned-Republican congressman.
Murphy to consider making 315,000 more NJ workers eligible for overtime
The Murphy administration will review a suggestion to raise the threshold for guaranteeing workers overtime eligibility.
Mixed grades for NJ on latest cancer policy report card
New Jersey meets American Cancer Society policy recommendations in just three of eight areas evaluated in the group's latest annual report card.
New Jersey’s latest plans to help students afford college
NJ adds two new consumer-protection laws to help college students – one making it easier to understand the costs, another helping those with loans.
Salary history questions banned in NJ in interest of equal pay
Starting early next year, employers in New Jersey can no longer ask prospective workers about their salary history.
After Minimum Wage Hike, NJ Considers Tax Breaks for Hiring Teens
The law increasing New Jersey's minimum wage included $10M in tax credits for hiring workers with disabilities. Another $10M might be added for hiring teens.
59 towns in NJ where property taxes actually went down last year
The average property tax bill in New Jersey last year was $8,767, a modest increase of 0.9% from 2017.
Electric bills to rise as NJ approves nuclear plant subsidies
The BPU approved a subsidy sought by PSEG for its Salem County nuclear plants, which is likely to raise electric bills for New Jersey homes around $40 a year.
Should New Jersey add lots more places to buy alcohol?
An Assembly panel begins a series of hearings into whether to expand alcohol sales in New Jersey – at restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations and more.
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.
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.
Could $15 minimum wage in NJ lead to higher property taxes?
A plan to boost New Jersey’s minimum wage by nearly 70 percent over the next five years cleared its first hurdle by a party-line vote Thursday.