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.
Lottery Ticket Delivery Bill on Gov. Christie’s Desk
Would you buy more lottery tickets, or start buying them, if you could hire a courier service to pick the tickets up for you and deliver them to your home? Some New Jersey lawmakers are banking on that being a draw for some people.
GOP Presidential Debate Winners and Losers
The much-anticipated Republican presidential debate Thursday night had some fireworks from the ever-controversial Donald Trump, but a pair of political experts said that didn't necessarily make him the winner. They were also split on how Gov. Chris Christie did.
Why Trump is the X Factor on GOP Presidential Debate
Tonight's much anticipated Republican presidential debate is expected to draw a huge audience due in large part to Donald Trump's participation. The controversial Trump will be in the spotlight, but the other nine candidates, including Gov. Chris Christie want a share of that spotlight.
Has Anything Been Done to Lower NJ Property Taxes in 2015?
New Jersey legislators have quite different opinions about whether or not anything has been done in 2015 to lower property taxes in the state.
The Death of Cecil the Lion Spurs Proposed NJ Legislation
Cecil, the popular and protected lion killed in Zimbabwe by Minnesota dentist James Palmer is being mourned by millions around the world.
Support for legalizing marijuana is rising in New Jersey
Momentum is building in the Garden State for the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, according to a survey released Friday by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind in conjunction with the New Jersey affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union.
NJ Casino Expansion on Hold until 2016?
Supporters of a ballot question asking New Jersey voters to amend the constitution to allow casinos outside of Atlantic City are not conceding that it won't happen this year, but they are losing confidence. In order for voters to get the chance in November, a resolution must receive final legislative approval by Aug. 3.
Christie Gets Mixed Results in New Presidential Poll
The majority of New Jerseyans still don't support Gov. Chris Christie for president.
How much should the feds know about your child’s school days?
Should the federal government know how many times your child has visited the school nurse or guidance counselor? Schools in New Jersey collect and forward this information but the practice could soon be illegal under legislation moving through Trenton.
Poll: NJ Residents Say No to Gas Tax Hike
Gas prices have dipped below $2 a gallon, but that doesn't mean New Jersey residents are ready for a gas tax increase, according to a poll released on Jan. 19 by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind.
Wells Fargo: Slow Economic Growth in 2015 for New Jersey
If you live in New Jersey and you like a mediocre economy you're in the right place. Wells Fargo has released its 2015 Economic Outlook report and it predicted a so-so year for the Garden State.
Poll: Christie Trails Among Possible GOP Presidential Candidates
Democrats across the country like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and they want and expect her to be their party's 2016 presidential candidate, according to the latest national poll released Wednesday by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind. Republicans are largely uncertain.