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Kevin McArdle

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.

Gov. Chris Christie answers a question during his town hall meeting in Moorestown Wednesday. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Gov. Chris Christie answers a question during his town hall meeting in Moorestown Wednesday. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Chris Christie’s Job Approval Numbers Hit All-Time Low

The majority of registered Garden State voters disapprove of the job Gov. Chris Christie is doing.  The governor's approval numbers are at the lowest since he took office, according to a new poll.

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Gas tax hike debate rages on in NJ

Top legislators, policymakers and local officials descended on Trenton Wednesday for the State League of Municipalities 25th Annual Mayors' Legislative Day. There was universal agreement that the nearly-bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) must be replenished, but the debate over where the state will find the money to do that raged on.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his State Of The State address, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his State Of The State address, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Christie’s Speech Places Emphasis on National Issues

Before his State of the State address Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie held an off-the-record briefing with national media outlets only and shut out New Jersey journalists . That could be viewed as one sign that he will toss his hat in the ring and run for president in 2016, but other signals were clearly evident in the speech as well.

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(Andy Dean, ThinkStock)
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Bill would dramatically change NJ’s drunk driving law

Under a proposed bill, first-time convicted drunk drivers in New Jersey with a blood alcohol level of .15 or less would be able to drive again after just 10 days of license suspension, but they would be required to install an ignition interlock device.

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Gov. Chris Christie addresses the Bridgegate emails at a Statehouse press conference
Gov. Chris Christie addresses the Bridgegate emails at a Statehouse press conference in January.
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2014: ‘The year of Bridgegate’ in New Jersey

What started as a strong year for Gov. Chris Christie following his landslide re-election quickly hit a roadblock in January when the so-called Bridgegate scandal began.

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Govs Christie And Cuomo Discuss Security Protocols Against Terrorism
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Christie’s Road Map to GOP Presidential Nod

In mid-December, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced he was exploring a run for the White House - a move some feel would cut into Gov. Chris Christie's moderate Republican base should he decide to run for president in 2016. One veteran political insider said no one should rule Christie out just yet.

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(Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
(Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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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.

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