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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.

George Washington Bridge
George Washington Bridge (John Moore/Getty Images)
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Did Bridgegate cause bi-partisan gridlock in Trenton?

While the state's GOP leader blames the Bridgegate scandal for the "political gridlock" in Trenton, New Jersey's top Democrat believes bipartisanship suffered a breakdown due to Gov. Chris Christie's actions regarding the public workers pension fund.

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(John Rodriguez, ThinkStock)
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When will lawmakers discuss transportation funding?

Top lawmakers within the New Jersey Assembly are confident the Legislature can find a solution to to replenish the nearly bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund, but Republicans and Democrats are divided as to when discussions will begin.

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Fund the TTF now, say NJ transportation experts

There has been more than enough talk about finding a revenue source for New Jersey's soon-to-be bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund, and two transportation and business experts testified Monday that they believe now is the time to get something done.

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U.S. Post Service Handles Increased Delivery Load For Holiday Season
Boxes of mail. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Antiquated law costing NJ counties and towns money

Doing things electronically is cheaper, faster and far more efficient, so why is it that in 2015, towns and counties in New Jersey are still paying their bills using paper checks shipped through the mail? The answer may surprise you - they're not allowed to do it any other way.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Donald Trump and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
Republican presidential candidates (L-R) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Donald Trump and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images)
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GOP presidential debate winners and losers

The much-anticipated Republican presidential debate Thursday night had some fireworks from the ever-controversial Donald Trump, but a pair of political experts said that didn't necessarily make him the winner. They were also split on how Gov. Chris Christie did.

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Stopping domestic violence is personal for NJ Assemblywoman

People are passionate when the issue is personal. Such is the case for New Jersey Assemblywoman Gabriela 'Gabby' Mosquera (D-Turnersville) who led the charge to pass legislation to keep guns away from domestic violence abusers.

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Broward County, Florida Sheriff's Office Detective Christian Peralta searches a stolen vehicle for any signs of drugs, including the drug known as Flakka. NJ authorities and legislators are concerned abut the popularity of the drug. (Joe Raedle, Getty Images)
Broward County, Florida Sheriff's Office Detective Christian Peralta searches a stolen vehicle for any signs of drugs, including the drug known as Flakka. NJ authorities and legislators are concerned abut the popularity of the drug. (Joe Raedle, Getty Images)
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Dangerous new drug has police, medical personnel on alert

There's a new dangerous, synthetic drug called "flakka" that has law enforcement and the medical community very concerned about its growing popularity.

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Republican presidential candidates, from left, Lindsey Graham, Ben Carson, John Kasich, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rick Santorum speak among themselves after a forum Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Republican presidential candidates, from left, Lindsey Graham, Ben Carson, John Kasich, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rick Santorum speak among themselves after a forum Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
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Does the first GOP presidential debate really matter?

Not every political expert thinks making into Thursday night's prime time debate of Republican presidential candidates is crucial and at least one wasn't sure the debate itself matters.

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