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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.
Port Authority police officer
A Port Authority police officer stands guard at LaGuardia Airport on November 27, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
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Port Authority reforms shouldn’t see NJ take a back seat to NY, officials say

As the New Jersey Senate Legislative Oversight Committee (SLO) continues to explore how to reform the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to make the bi-state agency more transparent and efficient, there is one thing everyone seems to agree on: New Jersey will no longer play second fiddle to New York.

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The NYC skyline is seen from behind the 9/11 Memorial at Exchange Place in Jersey City. (Toniann Antonelli, Townsquaremedia NJ)
The NYC skyline is seen from behind the 9/11 Memorial at Exchange Place in Jersey City. (Toniann Antonelli, Townsquaremedia NJ)
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Preventing another 9/11: What the FBI is doing

It was 14 years ago today that we suffered through the worst terrorist attacks on American soil in our nation’s history. The country and the world were stunned and outraged. The FBI learned valuable lessons and has taken great strides to ensure another attack like 9/11 never happens again.

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(Daniel Hurst, ThinkStock)
(Daniel Hurst, ThinkStock)
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Are your kids ‘chronically absent’ from school?

A staggering 125,000 New Jersey students were considered “chronically absent” in the 2013-2014 school year according to a report released Thursday by Advocates for Children of New Jersey titled “Showing Up Matters: The State of Chronic Absenteeism in New Jersey.”

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Keeping national tabs on your prescriptions

Not every state has a Prescription Monitoring Program like New Jersey’s that doctors, pharmacists or a qualified health care worker must check before doling out medications. Right now it wouldn’t matter if all 50 states had such database because they are not interoperable from state to state.

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Gov. Chris Christie
DAVENPORT, IA - JULY 24: Republican presidential candidate New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks to guests gathered for a campaign event at Jersey Grille on July 24, 2015 in Davenport, Iowa. A recent poll had Christie trailing most of his Republican rivals in Iowa. Christie is hoping to gain support in the state with several campaign stops scheduled over this weekend. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Can Christie’s presidential run ever gain momentum?

Gov. Chris Christie has been tirelessly campaigning in New Hampshire and he's a frequent flier to Iowa, but he is gaining no traction with the voters in either state. Polls and national surveys also show him floundering near 10th in the crowded field of GOP presidential candidates.

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