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.
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.
NJ’s new governor could sue feds over concealed-carry reciprocity
Both the outgoing and incoming governors oppose a bill in Congress requiring states to recognize other states' concealed-carry gun permits.
NJ roads getting deadlier: Traffic deaths at highest level in 10 years
Traffic fatalities are up for four straight years, by a combined 16 percent, for the first time since the 1960s. Distracted driving is a chief culprit.
Christie directs all NJ towns to accept prepaid property taxes
Changes in federal tax law have some scrambling to pay 2018 property taxes to maximize tax deductions. If postmarked by Sunday, they'd have to be accepted.
A constitutional right to clean air and water in New Jersey?
Advocacy groups are pushing to guarantee a clean environment in the state constitution. It would open a new avenue for lawsuits to fight development.
2018 brings these new laws to New Jersey — including some tax cuts
The sales and estate taxes are cut at the start of 2018. Other new laws benefit Gold Star families and tweak the date that driver's licenses expire.
NJ’s minimum wage rises in January, with bigger jumps to come
The minimum wage goes up 16 cents in 2018, to $8.60. Democrats wants to speed the increase to $15 – which at current rates won't happen for 30 years.
NJ government shutdown continues with no end in sight
“It could be infinity. It could go right until I leave office,” Gov. Chris Christie said. “... The cap is when the budget reaches my desk."
Budget impasse leads to NJ government shutdown – here’s what’s open & closed
Gov. Chris Christie has directed nonessential state services to be shut down because New Jersey’s new fiscal year began Saturday without an approved budget.
Shutdown sit-down: Christie invites top Democrats to meet
Gov. Chris Christie has invited top Democrats to his office for a meeting on the budget impasse, with just hours before a possible state government shutdown.
‘Impasse is not an option:’ How Dems plan to get 23-cent gas tax without Christie
Lawmakers over the next seven days will make a bid to end a construction-funding impasse that has entered its fourth week and temporarily cost around 1,000 people or more their jobs.
Why both conservatives AND liberals are against proposed NJ gas-tax plan
A plan to hike New Jersey’s gas tax and enact offsetting tax cuts was bashed Wednesday by lawmakers and interest groups from both sides of the political spectrum.