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.
Support for North Jersey casinos on the rise, poll shows
A new poll released Wednesday by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind asked Garden State residents how they felt about placing a question on the ballot asking voters if the state constitution should be amended to allow casinos to operate in North Jersey. The results were somewhat favor…
Texting behind the wheel while stopped still legal in NJ
It is not illegal to text or talk on a hand-held cell phone while behind the wheel in New Jersey if you’re stopped at a red light or stop sign.
Can Christie emerge as the establishment candidate?
There are less than two weeks to go before the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses and roughly three weeks away from the Feb. 9 New Hampshire primary, but while Gov. Chris Christie trails some other GOP hopefuls in both states, one political expert advised against counting him out.
Shocking number of NJ workers have zero access to retirement plan
A new report took a look recently at retirement plans and participation in New Jersey and some of the results were pretty surprising.
NJ transportation funding plan coming soon, says lawmakers
Will this be the year that state lawmakers finally solve New Jersey's transportation funding crisis?
NJ pedestrian deaths drop by 7 in 2015, remain serious issue
Pedestrian deaths remain a problem in New Jersey and now Gov. Chris Christie is being called on to do something about it.
Christie was strong in GOP debate — will it matter?
The next wave of polls will tell the true tale, but early reviews suggest that Gov. Chris Christie performed very well in the first GOP presidential debate of 2016 Thursday.
NJ lawmakers call for bipartisanship and civility in 2016
A new legislative session officially began Tuesday in Trenton, with both Democratic and Republican lawmakers calling for an end to political gamesmanship.
NJ Dems stunned by omissions in Christie’s State of the State
Immediately after Christie's State of the State address Tuesday, Democratic leaders told the media that some of the things the governor mentioned were good, but they were not happy with the many things he left out of the speech.
Christie’s State of the State has ‘national implications’
Gov. Chris Christie delivered his sixth State of the State Address Tuesday. The speech had national implications. Christie of course is seeking the Republican presidential nomination and his speech is being looked at through the prism of national politics.