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Kevin McArdle

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.
Republican Candidates Attend Heritage Action Candidate Forum
Gov. Chris Christie speaks to voters at the Heritage Action Presidential Candidate Forum in South Carolina. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
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Christie’s approval rating in the tank as he delivers State of the State

Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to give the annual State of the State address. The latest Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released hours before the big speech revealed the governor’s popularity is near an all-time low.

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Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Dem: Christie shouldn’t campaign during State of the State

On Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie will take a break from campaigning for president to make a rare appearance in New Jersey where he’s scheduled to deliver the annual State of the State Address.

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TRENTON, NJ - JANUARY 13: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives the annual State of the State address on January 13, 2015 in Trenton, New Jersey. Christie addressed topics ranging from state pensions to new drug addiction solutions. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Gov. Chris Christie (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Experts: Christie to court national audience with State of the State address

Figuratively speaking, there will be two Chris Christie’s delivering the State of the State address before a special joint session of the Legislature on Tuesday. Political experts said there will be Gov. Chris Christie and there will be Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie.

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Years Of Economic Decline Leave One Third Of Atlantic City's Resident In Poverty
The closed Revel casino stands on the Atlantic City boardwalk. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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NJ Legislature not giving up on Atlantic City

State legislators have not given up on turning things around in Atlantic City and one lawmaker who helped with Christie’s proposals was not ready to say the five-year plan was a failure.

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(Credit: Goodluz, ThinkStock)
(Credit: Goodluz, ThinkStock)
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Should the FDA regulate e-cigarettes?

New Jersey has moved to restrict the sale and use of electronic cigarettes, but to date, there is no comprehensive federal regulation of them. A top lawmaker said he wants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to not only regulate e-cigarettes, but also to study their health impacts.

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Will Christie stick around after State of the State?

Gov. Chris Christie spent 261 days outside of New Jersey in 2015 as he campaigned for president according to a Wall Street Journal report. He is expected to be in New Jersey on Jan. 12, 2016 because that’s the day he is scheduled to deliver the annual State of the State Address.

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