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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.

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Poll – NJ voters agree on what constitutes corruption

Splashed across the headlines these days in New Jersey are the indictment of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) on corruption charges and possible looming indictments in the Bridgegate scandal. With corruption at the forefront once again, a new poll released Monday takes a look at how New Jerseyans view corruption.

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Battleship New Jersey Museum (Photo Credit: BattleshipNewJersey.org)
Battleship New Jersey Museum (Photo Credit: BattleshipNewJersey.org)
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Lawmaker calls on Christie administration to invest more in tourism

Tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry that generates revenue and creates jobs. At a State House press conference Thursday, Republican Sen. Bob Singer (R-Lakewood) urged the Christie administration to spend more on tourism promotion.

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Security increases for NJ child welfare workers explained to legislature

Last November, just days after police officers were removed from New Jersey child welfare offices in a cost-cutting move, a caseworker was stabbed in her Camden office by a client. Following that attack, the state Department of Children and Families took immediate and long-term action.

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Gov. Chris Christie calls on an audience member to ask a question during a town hall meeting at the Hanover Township Community Center,
Gov. Chris Christie calls on an audience member to ask a question during a town hall meeting at the Hanover Township Community Center, (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Christie comes in second to ‘don’t know’ in recent poll

Gov. Chris Christie would top all named Republican presidential hopefuls in a New Jersey primary, but he didn't exactly come out on top in a new poll asking Garden State GOP voters about possible 2016 nominations.

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(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Gov. Christie upside down in another poll

On Monday, the Quinnipiac University Poll showed just 38 percent of New Jersey voters approve of the job Gov. Chris Christie is doing while 56 percent disapprove, Christie's lowest rating ever. Tuesday, a new Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll revealed similar numbers.

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