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.
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.
Blood money? Bill would pull NJ pensions from gun investments
A new bill sponsored by Democratic lawmakers would prohibit New Jersey's pension funds from investing in manufacturers of firearms or ammunition.
New Jersey forms gun safety coalition with three Northeast states
The idea was in development for a year, first as a campaign promise of Gov. Phil Murphy, who said the work accelerated after the Florida school shooting.
NJ moves to expand contraception coverage for new moms
New Jersey will expand the availability of long-acting reversible contraception methods through its Medicare program, which covers more than 300,000 women.
Marijuana in NJ: What elected officials are worried about
A healthy dose of skepticism was evident Tuesday at a standing-room-only educational seminar for local and state officials on marijuana legalization.
Forget legalization in NJ — They just want decriminalization
The legislation would establish civil fines for possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana of $150 for a first offense, increasing to $200 and then $500.
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.
NJ looks to expand voting by mail and 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.
The first hints of what ‘sanctuary state’ means in NJ
Attorney General Gurbir Grewal won't revoke a directive that police ask about immigration status after arrests for major crimes. But detainers will be studied.
Unauthorized immigrants may soon get NJ driver’s licenses
As many as 466,000 immigrants would be eligible for a special driver's license under the plan. Backers say there would be safety and economic benefits.