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.
Should you get college credits for life experience?
Would you return to college to finish your degree if you could save on tuition by getting credit for certain life experience?
Why didn’t Christie get a bump in the latest presidential poll?
Most political pundits predicted Gov. Chris Christie would get a bump in national polls just after he formally launched his presidential campaign on June 30. In fact, the opposite happened, according to a recent poll.
New poll shows Americans don’t trust Iran
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced a deal with Iran for that country to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of billions of dollars in international sanctions. The same day, a national poll released by Monmouth University revealed the majority of Americans don't trust …
New Jersey faces challenges in a global economy
There is a world of economic opportunity just waiting for New Jersey companies in today's global market, but there are challenges that must be addressed, according to one New Jersey lawmaker.
Bridgegate’s impact on Christie’s presidential campaign
Since the so-called Bridgegate "scandal" broke in January 2014, political experts have said people outside of New Jersey simply don't care about it. Now that Gov. Chris Christie is officially a presidential candidate, that could be changing, but in ways different than many might think…
Debate continues over casinos in North and Central Jersey
As Atlantic City continues to try and recover from economic hardship, the debate continues as to whether casinos should be allowed in Central and North Jersey.
Common Core is not the problem, assemblyman says
Officials with the New Jersey Department of Education announced Wednesday that committees would be formed to look into changes to the Common Core. On Thursday, the chairman of the Assembly Education Committee criticized the move and said the state was addressing the wrong issue.
Limiting access to your personal information
Lost between Gov. Christie's presidential campaign and the state budget drama was the passage of a bill designed to put strict limits on the information NJ companies can collect when they scan a driver's license or credit card.
NJ Common Core changes not expected until Fall 2016
Officials at a state Board of Education meeting made it clear Wednesday that committees would be formed solely to review the Common Core's two education standards, and that New Jersey parents waiting for changes should not expect them before the start of the 2016-2017 school year.
NJ casino expansion on hold until 2016?
Supporters of a ballot question asking New Jersey voters to amend the constitution to allow casinos outside of Atlantic City are not conceding that it won't happen this year, but they are losing confidence. In order for voters to get the chance in November, a resolution must receive final legis…