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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.

(Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
Assemblyman John Wisniewski (center) and Assembly GOP Leader Jon Bramnick (right) talk before the Assembly Transportation Committee hearing Monday.
(Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ) Assemblyman John Wisniewski (center) and Assembly GOP Leader Jon Bramnick (right) talk before the Assembly Transportation Committee hearing Monday.
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NJ Lawmakers Hear About Super Bowl’s Mass Transit Mess [AUDIO]

For the second time in about two weeks, NJ Transit and the NFL declined an invitation to testify before the Assembly Transportation Committee about the mass transit nightmare after the Super Bowl that left thousands of commuters stranded for hours.

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Novel Idea for NJ: How About a Tax Cut? [AUDIO]

With talk coming out of Trenton in recent weeks about some top Democrats who want to discuss hiking the gas and millionaires' taxes, one legislator actually wants to lower a tax we all pay -- but history shows the possibility of success is not high.

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Study: NJ is Overlooking its Oversight Responsibilities [AUDIO]

New Jersey does not do a good job overseeing the independent contractors that it hires, according to a new Rutgers University study titled, “Overlooking Oversight: A Lack of Oversight in the Garden State is Placing New Jersey Residents and Assets at Risk.”

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Gov. Christie Plans New Tax Rate for E-Cigarettes [AUDIO]

As part of his Fiscal Year 2015 State Budget plan, Gov. Chris Christie proposes taxing electronic cigarettes at the same rate as conventional cigarettes - $2.70 per pack. One state legislator, who has already asked the federal government to study the health impacts of e-cigarettes, supports the governor's idea.

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NJ Kids Ineligible for Drug Court Program [AUDIO]

Despite the heroin epidemic gripping the Garden State, juveniles are not currently eligible for New Jersey's drug court program, which offers supervised rehabilitation instead of jail time.

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NJ Gov. Chris Christie Delivers Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Address
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Poll: NJ Voters Less Happy With Christie’s Sandy Handling

Controversy over the way Sandy relief funds have been handled and the ongoing Bridgegate scandal are taking a toll on Gov. Chris Christie's approval numbers according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton poll.

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