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.
Cory Booker retains U.S. Senate seat
Cory Booker won his first full term as a U.S. Senator in Tuesday's election. The Democrat crushed his Republican challenger Jeff Bell. In a one-on-one interview with Townsquare Media, Booker said he is ready to get to work for the people of New Jersey and he outlined a very ambitious agenda.
Most NJ residents satisfied with Sandy recovery, poll says
Wednesday marks the two-year anniversary of the day Superstorm Sandy began pummeling New Jersey, and a new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll reveals most Garden State residents are satisfied with recovery efforts so far.
Poll: Sandy victims still suffering serious distress
Nearly two years after first making landfall, Superstorm Sandy victims continue to suffer from psychological stress, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new Monmouth University Poll released Monday.
Christie: A gas tax hike is ‘on the table for discussion’
As New Jersey lawmakers and special interest groups talk about the need to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), the idea of a gas tax increase has gained momentum. Gov. Chris Christie has repeatedly said he will not raise taxes, but would he consider a hike on the gas tax?
More NJ Kids Getting Breakfast in School
Since 2010, 75,000 more eligible kids are getting breakfast at school in the Garden State, according to a new report by Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ).
NJ Dems fail to override Christie veto of debt analysis
As they have in every previous attempt, New Jersey legislative Democrats on Monday failed to override a bill vetoed by Gov. Chris Christie.
Debate set on bill to freeze individual college tuition rates
On Thursday, an Assembly committee is scheduled to consider legislation that has been called the cornerstone of a 20-bill higher education reform package.
Do red light cameras have a future in NJ?
New Jersey's controversial red light camera pilot program is scheduled to expire in December, and while some legislators are eagerly anticipating the end of the program, other lawmakers are unsure about the future of red light cameras in the Garden State.
Text, traffic study dominate latest Bridgegate hearing
The revelation of a deleted text to Gov. Chris Christie at the height of the so-called Bridgegate scandal and the fact that the governor's Authorities Unit director still believes lanes were closed at the George Washington Bridge for a traffic study were the key takeaways from Thursday's h…
Fail on Sandy bill override
As with every previous attempt, state Senate Democrats were unsuccessful Monday in trying to override one of Gov. Chris Christie's vetoes. Their latest effort attempted to reverse Christie's conditional veto of the "Superstorm Sandy Bill of Rights."