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.
For Republicans, there’s life after Christie, says Sweeney
As New Jersey's deadline approaches to have a balanced budget in place, a showdown is brewing between Democrats and Republicans.
Handicap placard misuse could see penalities
New Jersey lawmakers want to crackdown on those misusing handicap placards.
Drunken drivers with kids in the car targeted by NJ lawmakers
Penalties for drunken driving with a minor in the vehicle could soon become far more severe in New Jersey than they are right now.
PTSD sufferers should have medical pot access, says NJ lawmaker
Under New Jersey's medical marijuana program, considered by many to be the strictest in the nation, those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are not eligible to receive cannabis. Some Garden State lawmakers are seeking to change the law.
Is having too many ballot questions a bad idea?
Although some Democratic leaders in the New Jersey Legislature said they will discuss the possibility of adding a question to the ballot regarding future pension payments, one political expert said putting too many questions on the ballot sends a bad signal.
Christie maintains stance on marijuana laws
On Sunday's edition of CBS' "Face the Nation" Gov. Chris Christie repeated that if he were president he would enforce federal marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington where recreational use of the drug is legal under state law. Christie has never said he would do same in…
Is Christie waiting too long to announce his presidential plans?
Gov. Chris Christie is on record stating he would announce his decision on whether he plans to seek the GOP nomination for president at some point this month. With so many candidates already throwing their hats in the ring, some argue Christie's announcement may be too late, however, a pair of …
College education affordability pushed by Washington
As the cost of higher-education soars, a New Jersey congresswoman is helping spearhead the effort to pass a measure designed to produce a debt-free college education.
Budget talks in limbo in New Jersey
The deadline for a signed and balanced spending plan for the state is midnight June 30 and it still remains unclear if budget talks will be happening.
Making animal cruelty violators pay expenses for injured pet
A pair of New Jersey lawmakers is working to ensure that those who abuse someone's pet or their own pet are required to literally pay for their actions.