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.
Fund the TTF now, say NJ transportation experts
There has been more than enough talk about finding a revenue source for New Jersey's soon-to-be bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund, and two transportation and business experts testified Monday that they believe now is the time to get something done.
NJ Transit delays to be probed by Senate committee
The Senate Legislative Oversight Committee is scheduled to hold a rare summer hearing Monday morning to discuss transportation issues that continue to snarl the state.
Antiquated law costing NJ counties and towns money
Doing things electronically is cheaper, faster and far more efficient, so why is it that in 2015, towns and counties in New Jersey are still paying their bills using paper checks shipped through the mail? The answer may surprise you - they're not allowed to do it any other way.
GOP presidential debate winners and losers
The much-anticipated Republican presidential debate Thursday night had some fireworks from the ever-controversial Donald Trump, but a pair of political experts said that didn't necessarily make him the winner. They were also split on how Gov. Chris Christie did.
Stopping domestic violence is personal for NJ Assemblywoman
People are passionate when the issue is personal. Such is the case for New Jersey Assemblywoman Gabriela 'Gabby' Mosquera (D-Turnersville) who led the charge to pass legislation to keep guns away from domestic violence abusers.
Has anything been done to lower NJ property taxes in 2015?
New Jersey legislators have quite different opinions about whether or not anything has been done in 2015 to lower property taxes in the state.
Dangerous new drug has police, medical personnel on alert
There's a new dangerous, synthetic drug called "flakka" that has law enforcement and the medical community very concerned about its growing popularity.
Does the first GOP presidential debate really matter?
Not every political expert thinks making into Thursday night's prime time debate of Republican presidential candidates is crucial and at least one wasn't sure the debate itself matters.
Christie tied for 7th, Trump soaring in new GOP presidential poll
Although it's not clear why, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has opened up a huge 14-point lead in the latest national poll of GOP voters released Monday. The Monmouth University survey also indicated that Gov. Chris Christie is likely to be in the top 10 which would enable him to …
Transportation, economy top New Jersey Senate’s summer agenda
The New Jersey Assembly is not expected to return to Trenton for committee hearings and voting sessions until the fall. The state Senate, however, is not getting a summer break.