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.
Christie must participate in prime-time debate, says political experts
Fox News is expected to announce Tuesday night the top 10 candidates in national polls who will participate in the first prime time Republican presidential debate scheduled for Aug. 6. The remaining six GOP candidates will be invited to take part in a debate earlier that same day.
Support for legalizing marijuana is rising in New Jersey
Momentum is building in the Garden State for the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, according to a survey released Friday by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind in conjunction with the New Jersey affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union.
The death of Cecil the lion spurs proposed NJ legislation
Cecil, the popular and protected lion killed in Zimbabwe by Minnesota dentist James Palmer is being mourned by millions around the world.
Smoking cessation programs would get a boost under proposed bill
In 2003, New Jersey set aside $30 million from its cigarette tax for smoking cessation programs, but then began dialing back the funding until completely eliminating it in the Fiscal Year 2012 State Budget. There is now a plan to get the programs up and running again with even more funding without a…
Trump hurting Christie with New Hampshire voters, poll shows
In the first Monmouth University poll since he launched his presidential campaign, Gov. Chris Christie makes it into the top 10 with GOP primary voters in New Hampshire.
Summit on New Jersey’s economy set for September
Spearheaded by the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, an economic summit has been scheduled for Sept. 17 and 18 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa in Atlantic City.
What went wrong for Chris Christie in Iowa?
Just 1 percent of likely Iowa GOP primary voters who participated in a July 20 Monmouth University poll said Gov. Chris Christie was their first choice for president. Only 2 percent named him as their second choice. The poll's director said it seemed as though Christie has given up on Iowa.
NJ lawmaker learns from the Baltimore riots
The nation watched as rocks and bricks rained down from rooftops, injuring first responders and damaging their equipment during the recent riots in Baltimore. There was a complete breakdown of law and order, as hoses were slashed so that fires couldn't be put out, and police cars were torched a…
Should child support end at the age of 19?
Are you obligated to pay child support and feel as though it will never end? Three lawmakers in New Jersey want a law that clearly defines an age at which the legal end for child support is triggered.
Protecting New Jersey’s boarded pets
Would you board your dog or cat overnight if you knew your pet would not have 24-hour supervision?