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.
Special interest groups on pace to spend record amount on NJ Assembly races
In 2011, special interest groups spent $1.8 million during the entire legislative elections in the Garden State. A new report released Tuesday by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission revealed independent groups have already spent more than triple that amount ($6.3 million) on this year…
Can Christie use Democratic debate to his advantage?
The first Democratic presidential debate will take plac Tuesday night. On the Republican side, Gov. Chris Christie could try to use the debate to bolster his still struggling presidential campaign. Political experts said it would be tough, but not impossible for Christie to make a little political h…
Poll: Discussing women’s issues doesn’t help female presidential candidates
Most Americans agree that women get paid less than men for doing the same job and many said it was a serious problem.
NJ’s beaches take a beating, but erosion group hasn’t met in 14 years
After Irene, Sandy and last weekend's storms, New Jersey knows something about powerful storms and massive beach erosion. A lawmaker wants to reactivate the group responsible for dealing with it.
Christie still hasn’t connected with voters: Here’s what he’s trying next
If there is a big issue that really resonates with voters the polls suggest that Gov. Chris Christie’s hasn’t found it yet.
Why won’t Christie attack Trump?
Chris Christie isn't known for shying away from a fight. But he doesn't seem eager to pick one with Donald Trump, the GOP presidential race frontrunner.
Should NJ hotel taxes go higher?
The idea of giving counties the option of increasing their hotel was one of the ideas presented in a bipartisan, multi-bill package proposed by lawmakers to help counties ease the burden on taxpayers.
NJ U.S. Attorney probes thousands of cases you’ve never heard of
People often demand transparency in government, but when a state or federal entity is investigating a crime there’s a reason for their silence.
‘Coalition for Battered Women’ no longer — new name reflects broader mission
A New Jersey organization that advocates against domestic violence has announced a name change to better reflect is true mission.
NJ cops should be protected under hate crime law, assemblyman says
In New Jersey it is a bias intimidation crime when one person threatens another based on race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity. Police officers are not currently protected under the statute, but one Garden State lawmaker said they should be.