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.
NJ’s Good Samaritans need protection, legislator says
Do you think a person should be able to forcibly enter a vehicle to save the life of a child or pet left inside unattended without fear of being sued or arrested if they cause damage to the car?
Can Gov. Chris Christie make it to ‘Super Tuesday?’
Gov. Chris Christie isn't polling over 5 percent in the latest surveys from the four early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. One New Jersey political expert said the governor is probably going to have to win one of those states to survive and fight in the 12 &…
Should New Jerseyans pay for Christie’s out-of-state trips?
According to recently released -- but incomplete -- records, Gov. Chris Christie's out-of-state travels have cost taxpayers almost $1 million. That is for State Police protection alone. One lawmaker calls the expenses unfair and she will seek to create a law to address the situation.
Bill would protect victims of ID theft, data breaches
As computer breaches at major banks and retailers increase with alarming frequency, one New Jersey legislator is seeking to create a law stating that if you're a victim of identity theft and you can legally verify your information, collection agencies would be forced to stop hounding you to pay…
Bill could keep teens from buying certain cough medicines
Dextromethorphan is an ingredient found in many cough medicines and most people have one of these products in their homes. Did you know that DXM causes a dangerous high, but in New Jersey it is currently legal for children to buy products with the ingredient?
Political pundits – It’s critical for Christie to be in first debate
As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continues to struggle in the latest round of presidential polls, three local political pundits said it's imperative for him to have a place in next month's upcoming debate to be considered a serious contender for the White House.
NJ law prohibits release of a specific teacher’s performance evaluation
Figures released this month by the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) revealed that are 2,900 teachers in the state with a rating of "ineffective" or "partially effective." If you're hoping to learn if your child's teacher is one of those instructors, you'll …
Christie still has ‘a lot of work to do’
Political experts say despite Gov. Chris Christie's recent policy speeches and visits to key states, has a lot of work to do.
NJ Senate to hold Transportation Trust Fund hearing next month
As work within much of the New Jersey Legislature slows down this summer, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) said in Thursday that work will still be done, particularly in the Upper House.
New Jersey has almost 3,000 ‘struggling’ teachers
Figures released by the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) revealed that almost three percent of the state's teachers are rated "ineffective" or "partially effective." That percentage might seem small, but the Garden State has a lot of teachers, so that…