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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.

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Can there be a transportation funding solution while Christie campaigns?

Conventional wisdom in Trenton is that a gas tax increase to replenish the nearly bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund won't be discussed until after the November elections when all 80 seats in the General Assembly are on the ticket.

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Gas tax hike sparks new concern in Trenton

As New Jersey lawmakers continue to argue over how best to fund the nearly bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), a pool of money used to fix the state's roads and bridges, a new concern has been brought to the table.

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A NJ veterans helpline was saved with late funding. (Michelle Malven, ThinkStock)
A NJ veterans helpline was saved with late funding. (Michelle Malven, ThinkStock)
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New Jersey’s veterans helpline saved

To offset federal cuts, Gov. Chris Christie and the Legislature agreed to add money to the State budget to provide funding for the "Vets4Warriors" program and for other veterans' services, including health care.

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A NJ assemblyman says underfunding transportation funding is not a new problem. (Maciej Korzekwa, ThinkStock)
A NJ assemblyman says underfunding transportation funding is not a new problem. (Maciej Korzekwa, ThinkStock)
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Transportation underfunding is nothing new, assemblyman says

New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund will go bankrupt at the end of this fiscal year at midnight June 30, 2016 unless a new, sustainable, recurring revenue source is identified.

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