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.
Security increases for NJ child welfare workers explained to legislature
Last November, just days after police officers were removed from New Jersey child welfare offices in a cost-cutting move, a caseworker was stabbed in her Camden office by a client. Following that attack, the state Department of Children and Families took immediate and long-term action.
Christie comes in second to ‘don’t know’ in recent poll
Gov. Chris Christie would top all named Republican presidential hopefuls in a New Jersey primary, but he didn't exactly come out on top in a new poll asking Garden State GOP voters about possible 2016 nominations.
New Jerseyans now say ‘yes’ to a gas tax hike, poll suggests
For the first time ever, if you oppose a gas tax increase in New Jersey you are in the minority.
Gov. Christie upside down in another poll
On Monday, the Quinnipiac University Poll showed just 38 percent of New Jersey voters approve of the job Gov. Chris Christie is doing while 56 percent disapprove, Christie's lowest rating ever. Tuesday, a new Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll revealed similar numbers.
Doctor shortage in NJ – state officials lack ways to track it
For years, health experts have been sounding the alarm about New Jersey's growing doctor shortage, but it isn't known just how bad the problem is, or if there really is one.
Chris Christie’s approval rating in NJ sinks to lowest level ever
The majority of New Jersey voters don't approve of the job Gov. Chris Christie is doing, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday.
Wells Fargo survey finds modest economic gains in NJ
As New Jersey continues its sluggish recovery from the recession, a new Wells Fargo report shows the Garden State is still lagging behind the economic growth of its neighbors.
Good news from NJ labor chief, bad news from Fed on employment
It's very rare for good news to come out of a hearing on the New Jersey state budget, but that's what happened Thursday when New Jersey's labor commissioner testified before the Senate Budget Committee.
Possible Bridgegate indictments stalling Christie’s presidential plans
As others including Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have officially announced they are running for president in 2016, Gov. Chris Christie has yet to make his intentions publicly known.
Bridgegate and Christie’s presidential hopes
All eyes are on the U.S. Attorney's Office after a New York Times article cited sources who said indictments in the Bridgegate scandal could come as early as this week.