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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.

Asm. Lou Greenwald, Asm. Declan O'Scanlon
Assemblyman Lou Greenwald (D) and Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon (R) on a property tax panel at Monmouth University (Townsquare Media)
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NJ Shared Services Bill Could Die Monday [AUDIO]

Any bill that doesn't pass both houses of the New Jersey Legislature by this coming Monday will die and have to be reintroduced when the new legislature takes over Tuesday. One such bill that appears to be in jeopardy is a measure that would force towns to share services where it makes sense, or risk losing state aid equal to the amount that would have been saved.

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Gov. Chris Christie
Gov. Chris Christie (Tim Larsen, Governor's Office)
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Chris Christie and the Politics of a Tax Cut [AUDIO]

By and large, New Jersey Democrats have worked well with Gov. Chris Christie since he took office, but many insiders believe they'll be less likely to play ball with the governor in his second term. One pundit says even if Democrats decide not to bend to Christie's will, it might not hurt the governor's presidential aspirations very much.

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Internet Gambling
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NJ’s Internet Gaming Law Could be Copied [AUDIO]

It has often been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but that's not always a good thing. New Jersey's new Internet gaming business is off to a good start, but neighboring states could soon turn copycat and take away revenue.

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NJ Legislature
New Jersey Legislature (Tim Larsen, Governor's Office)
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What Didn’t Get Done in 2013? [AUDIO]

The new State Legislature in New Jersey won't be sworn in until Jan. 14 and that means that theoretically more bills can be passed before then, but it also appears many important measures will die. The list includes several bills that could lower property taxes.

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Governor Chris Christie answers press questions at the Statehouse
Governor's Office, Tim Larsen
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With 2016 in Mind, Christie and NJ Prepare for 2014 [AUDIO]

Until New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie makes an official announcement about his future political plans, analysts say everything the Republican does will be viewed through the prism of a possible 2016 presidential run.

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NJ Looks to Get Tough on Gun Theft [AUDIO]

Currently, stealing a gun in New Jersey is treated like stealing a television in the eyes of the law. If convicted of stealing a firearm, the criminal is not likely to go to jail. In a show of bipartisanship, the Assembly Democratic and Republican leaders are teaming up on legislation to get tough on gun theft in the Garden State.

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