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.
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.
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.
Christie, lawmakers strike a deal on North Jersey casinos
New Jersey lawmakers Monday announced a compromise that could allow voters to decide on whether or not to build two casinos in the northern part of the Garden State.
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.
Political fights could keep North Jersey casinos from getting to the ballot
Legislative leaders agreed Thursday that there should be a question on the November ballot asking voters if they’d like to amend the constitution to allow two casinos to operate in North Jersey.
Report ranks NJ 48th in ability to weather a recession
How prepared would the Garden State be in the event of another recession?
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.
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.
Could NJ get electronic driver licenses? Here, officer, there’s an app for that
Assemblyman admits he's is among the many New Jersey resident to get a ticket after being pulled over by police only to discover he left his wallet at home.
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.