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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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NJ Parents Spend Almost a Quarter of Annual Salary on Child Care

It is recommended that parents should spend no more than 10 percent of their annual income on child care. A new special report released by Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) reveals the typical Garden State family is shelling out more than double that amount.

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Property Taxes Not No. 1 Issue in NJ [AUDIO]

Gov. Chris Christie's high approval rating in Tuesday's Monmouth University-Asbury Park Press poll is no surprise, but this is: For the first time ever in the survey, property taxes are not at least tied for the number-one concern of New Jersey residents.

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John Wisniewski
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GWB Lane Closure Controversy Continues [AUDIO]

A New Jersey Assembly Transportation Committee hearing did not determine if unannounced lane closures near the George Washington Bridge were payback for Fort Lee's mayor failing to endorse Gov. Chris Christie, but it did raise new questions for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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Lawmakers Crack Down on Online Scammers [AUDIO]

More and more people are paying bills and doing banking online these days because it's very convenient, but it can also be dangerous if you're not careful because your personal and financial information is out there in a scammers playground.

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NJ Offshore Wind Program Still in Limbo [AUDIO]

More than two years after a deadline for Gov. Chris Christie and New Jersey's Board of Public Utilities to implement an offshore wind program signed into law in 2010, the initiative still has not begun.

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Improving Communication After NJ Disasters [AUDIO]

After Hurricane Irene and then again after Superstorm Sandy, tens of thousands of New Jersey families were without power for days. A new bill moving through the state legislature could make it easier for those families to know when they can go back home.

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Patients Call for Advance of NJ’s Death With Dignity Act [AUDIO]

This past February, a state Assembly panel approved legislation known as the New Jersey Death with Dignity Act, which would allow voters to decide if New Jersey should create a process for terminally ill patients who wish to be given medicinal help to end their lives.

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