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.
Poll: Christie trails among possible GOP presidential candidates
Democrats across the country like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and they want and expect her to be their party's 2016 presidential candidate, according to the latest national poll released Wednesday by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind. Republicans are largely uncerta…
Casino Debate Continues
While efforts to save Atlantic City continue on many fronts, a bitter battle continues on whether to allow casinos in other parts of the state.
Undocumented Immigrants Get College Aid Under New Bill
An Assembly committee approved new legislation Thursday designed to provide college aid to undocumented immigrants.
Poll: Clinton trumps Christie in Latest Presidential Matchup
By a 13-point margin New Jersey voters don't believe Gov. Chris Christie would make a good president and they said he wouldn't beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton anyway. These are two key findings in a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.
NJ Speaker to introduce Meadowlands reform bill
Looking to spur job creation and economic growth in northern New Jersey while also eliminating government bureaucracy by merging two major state agencies, Assembly Speaker Vinnie Prieto (D-Secaucus) said he plans to introduce a Meadowlands region reform measure. The bill would also change the tax sh…
Christie praises Keystone pipeline during visit to Canada
Burnishing his conservative credentials in advance of a possible 2016 presidential run, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie used a portion of his keynote address at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce's Energy Sector Luncheon Thursday to extol the virtues of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline projec…
NJ Lawmaker Introduces Anti-junk Mail Bill
A local lawmaker has introduced a bill aimed at cutting down on the amount of junk mail New Jerseyans receive.
Obamacare open enrollment begins Nov. 15
The next open enrollment period to get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, begins Nov. 15. It runs through Feb. 1, 2015. Free help is available in choosing the right plan and getting coverage is important because those who don't have health care by the time t…
Will GOP Control Hurt Christie?
For the first time since 2006, Republicans have a majority in both Houses of Congress. As chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Gov. Chris Christie is getting a lot of credit for helping make that happen. Some political experts however warned that having the GOP control the Senate could …
Gov. Christie on the presidency and his peacemaker potential
In October, Gov. Chris Christie said he was tired of being asked if he is going to run for president in 2016, but until he makes a formal announcement, he will continue to be asked as he was Thursday night on Townsquare Media's "Ask the Governor" program.