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.
Report – Abuse found in NJ first responders benefits program
A New Jersey program that allows towns to put taxpayer dollars into tax-deferred investment accounts for the future benefit of active volunteer firefighters and first aid responders is riddled with mismanagement and potential abuse, according to a report released Tuesday by the New Jersey Office of …
Christie has done little to reform pensions, NJ residents say
A new poll out Tuesday reveals the vast majority of New Jerseyans think Gov. Chris Christie should have made a full payment into the public employees' pension system, despite his administration successfully arguing that a law he signed, requiring the complete payment, was unconstitutional.
Clock is ticking on NJ’s casino expansion
The deadline is in early August for the New Jersey legislature to approve a resolution asking voters, this November, if they want to amend the constitution to allow casinos outside of Atlantic City. If that doesn't happen, the question could not go on the ballot until 2016.
Business summit proposed for New Jersey
There are solutions to New Jersey's chronic fiscal woes, according to one of the top business leaders in the state.
Can Christie effectively govern New Jersey while campaigning?
New Jersey's top Democrats in the Legislature say they have concerns about whether or not Gov. Chris Christie will be able to effectively govern the state while on the campaign trail, but they concede that only time will tell if their fears will be realized.
Has Chris Christie turned his back on New Jersey?
The majority of New Jersey residents are not happy with the job Chris Christie is doing as governor and an overwhelming number of Garden Staters felt he has abandoned his home state.
Christie, power company under fire following major outages
Southern New Jersey is still recovering from a fast-moving storm with brutal winds that ravaged the area on June 23 and left 280,000 people without power. Residents and lawmakers have been extremely critical of Atlantic City Electric and at least one mayor blasted Gov. Chris Christie for a perceived…
Pool regulations in New Jersey you probably didn’t know about
Anyone in New Jersey who is planning to buy an easily constructed or inflatable pool for their Fourth of July barbecue should know it is more than likely that at least one permit is required.
Christie gets mixed results in new presidential poll
The majority of New Jerseyans still don't support Gov. Chris Christie for president.
Democrats give Christie’s presidential campaign a big gift
Gov. Chris Christie is expected to formally launch his presidential campaign at Livingston High School on Tuesday. His speech will likely boast of his accomplishments, including his recent vetoes of more than 1.6 billion from the 2016 budget approved by the Democratic-controlled Legislature.