Kevin McArdle has been the State House Correspondent since 2002. He's covered the resignation of former Governor Jim McGreevey, the Governor Dick Codey Administration, the Jon Corzine/Doug Forrester 2005 gubernatorial campaign, the State government shutdown of 2006, the near fatal car crash of former Governor Jon Corzine, the 2009 Jon Corzine/Chris Christie gubernatorial campaign and the Christie Administration to date including acting as pool reporter for Governor Christie has he toured the state (via helicopter and motorcade) in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. McArdle has won multiple Associated Press awards for spot reporting and received the Edward R. Murrow Award in 2008 for coverage of then-Governor Jon Corzine's 800% toll increase proposal.
Casino Debate Continues in New Jersey
While efforts to save Atlantic City continue on many fronts, a bitter battle continues on whether to allow casinos in other parts of the state.
Sweeney All-in on North Jersey casinos
Although last Monday, State Sen. President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) unveiled his legislative package designed to help Atlantic City survive, the legislator is still actively exploring the possibility of casinos outside the struggling resort town.
Senate President Unveils Plan for Atlantic City’s Future
Atlantic City has been a great part of New Jersey's history and immediate steps must be taken to make sure it has a great future, State Sen. President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) said Monday.
Bill Would Reduce NJ Pproperty Taxes by 25 percent
A New Jersey lawmaker continues to push legislation that would cut property tax bills throughout the state.
Poll: Many NJ Sandy victims feel ‘forgotten’
The overwhelming majority of New Jersey's hardest hit Superstorm Sandy victims feel left behind by the state and very few of them are satisfied with how the Garden State has handled the recovery effort, according to a new Monmouth University poll released Monday.
Christie: A gas tax hike is ‘on the table for discussion’
As New Jersey lawmakers and special interest groups talk about the need to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), the idea of a gas tax increase has gained momentum. Gov. Chris Christie has repeatedly said he will not raise taxes, but would he consider a hike on the gas tax?
Sports betting closer to a reality in NJ
Laws and rules prohibiting sports betting at New Jersey's casinos and racetracks would be partially repealed under a bill approved Oct. 14 by the state Senate. The full Assembly is scheduled to vote on it Thursday.
Casinos outside AC no sure bet in NJ
Momentum may be building for casinos in New Jersey to be located elsewhere than Atlantic City, with dueling proposals being made for casino-hotel megaplexes at the Meadowlands and in Jersey City.
Summit set for today on fate of Atlantic City
What's the future of Atlantic City? Legislative leaders, casino industry officials, local representatives and organized labor will gather in Atlantic City today for a historic summit on the future of the city.
Senator: Slot machines could help fund NJ pension system
A New Jersey lawmaker wants to ask voters if they'd like to amend the state constitution to allow slot machines at the state's four racetracks - an effort that could help fund the state pension system.
Poll: NJ Not Sold on Town Consolidation [POLL/AUDIO]
Many experts insist that local governments would run more smoothly and property taxes would be reduced if some neighboring towns merged into one. New Jersey residents are not convinced of either claim, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.
Christie, Bridgegate and 2016: He’s Not Saying [POLL]
The Bridgegate scandal continues to dog New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, with political pundits and statehouse insiders believing the unannounced access lane closures to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee dashed his prospects as a 2016 presidential candidate. But Christie Wednesday night said h…