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.
Will town hall performances be Christie’s presidential comeback?
Once the darling of the Republican Party nationwide, Gov. Chris Christie finds himself trailing badly in early primary state polls in the 2016 presidential election.
Chris Christie’s presidential prospects and the New Jersey budget
Fully funding transportation projects and the public employees' pension and health benefits system would cost New Jersey billions of dollars and the state simply doesn't have that kind of cash. Raising the revenue would be all but impossible without tax increases and that's where pres…
Chris Christie’s Job Approval Numbers Hit All-Time Low
The majority of registered Garden State voters disapprove of the job Gov. Chris Christie is doing. The governor's approval numbers are at the lowest since he took office, according to a new poll.
Gas tax hike debate rages on in NJ
Top legislators, policymakers and local officials descended on Trenton Wednesday for the State League of Municipalities 25th Annual Mayors' Legislative Day. There was universal agreement that the nearly-bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) must be replenished, but the debate over where the …
Christie’s Speech Places Emphasis on National Issues
Before his State of the State address Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie held an off-the-record briefing with national media outlets only and shut out New Jersey journalists . That could be viewed as one sign that he will toss his hat in the ring and run for president in 2016, but other signals were clear…
Bill would dramatically change NJ’s drunk driving law
Under a proposed bill, first-time convicted drunk drivers in New Jersey with a blood alcohol level of .15 or less would be able to drive again after just 10 days of license suspension, but they would be required to install an ignition interlock device.
2014: ‘The year of Bridgegate’ in New Jersey
What started as a strong year for Gov. Chris Christie following his landslide re-election quickly hit a roadblock in January when the so-called Bridgegate scandal began.
Pet Buyers Would Get More Background Information Under NJ Bill
If you just bought a dog or cat for your family over the holidays, you may not know all you need to know about your new pet.
Christie’s Road Map to GOP Presidential Nod
In mid-December, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced he was exploring a run for the White House - a move some feel would cut into Gov. Chris Christie's moderate Republican base should he decide to run for president in 2016. One veteran political insider said no one should rule Christie out j…
NJ Republicans and Democrats sparring again
Democrats and Republicans are closing out 2014 by arguing over which party was more ineffective this year.