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.
NJ’s beaches are in great shape, says report
Beaches at the Jersey shore are ready for tourists, vacationers and day trippers this holiday weekend, according to a report released Thursday.
How accurate are NJ’s revenue predictions?
The non-partisan Office of Legislative Services and the State Treasurer both predict the state will have more in revenue next fiscal year than Gov. Chris Christie projected in his budget address. That was welcome news to lawmakers on the Senate and Assembly budget committees, but the new revenue for…
Pension reform plan could have system largely funded by 2043
As discussion about the public employees' pension system continues, one plan has been proposed that would have pensions 74.4 percent funded by 2043.
Death penalty still supported by majority of NJ residents
It's been over seven years since New Jersey abolished the death penalty, and a new poll released Monday shows the majority of residents still support it.
Christie plans to unveil college affordability plan
Gov. Chris Christie says he plans to announce in the near future a detailed proposal for making college more affordable and to ensure that institutions of higher education are matching students' skills to the needs of employers.
Why does road construction cost so much in New Jersey?
New Jersey's top transportation official said there's a host of reasons why the state is spending more money on its road system than other states spend on their state-controlled road systems.
Pension lawsuits take center stage in New Jersey
On Tuesday, a Superior Court judge is scheduled to hear oral arguments in a lawsuit seeking to force Gov. Chris Christie to pay an additional $1.8 billion into the public employees' pension fund in the next fiscal year. Meanwhile, the state Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on a case that …
Bridgegate testimony could hurt Christie, political experts say
The attorney for Gov. Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff Bridget Kelly says he'll subpoena anyone necessary to prove his client's innocence.
No quick fix for NJ’s Transportation Trust Fund, says DOT boss
The days of finding a quick fix to fund New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) are over, according to the state's top transportation official.
Christie trails Clinton and Bush in hypothetical race, poll shows
Voters in Iowa and New Hampshire are not looking to New Jersey for guidance in GOP presidential primaries, but they could notice a poll released Wednesday by Monmouth University. The survey reveals that for the first time, Gov. Chris Christie is not the Republican leader among Garden Staters in a hy…