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.
Bill: NJ towns would be able to sell cigar bar licenses [AUDIO]
The New Jersey Assembly is scheduled to vote Monday on a measure that would allow towns to sell cigar bar licenses as a way to generate revenue.
Sweeny hopes Christie loses pension lawsuit [AUDIO]
Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) said he hopes public employee labor unions are successful in their lawsuit to stop Gov. Chris Christie from slashing the state's pension payment in the current fiscal year. The case is set to be heard on June 25.
Lawmaker: NJ Budget a ‘Work in Progress’ [AUDIO]
The top lawmaker in the General Assembly said lawmakers are not waiting for a court to rule in a lawsuit seeking to stop Gov. Chris Christie from dramatically slashing the state's contribution to the public employee pension system.
NJ Supreme Court Nomination Approved by Senate Panel [AUDIO]
On Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the re-nomination of New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, after a deal brokered by the offices of Gov. Chris Christie and Senate President Stephen Sweeney that broke a logjam over high court nominees.
AAA: 3 in 4 Kids Not Properly Secured in Car Seats [AUDIO]
A warning for New Jersey parents of young children: According to a report by AAA, 75 percent of children in child safety seats are not correctly secured, or worse, not restrained at all.
Poll: New Jerseyans Prefer Atlantic City Casinos [AUDIO]
Casinos in Atlantic City have seen a big dent in their profits as casinos in neighboring states like New York continue to pop up, but a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released Monday shows Garden State residents are loyal to Atlantic City.
Legislation Addresses Drivers’ Health Issues [AUDIO]
A proposed legislation would require health care providers to report information to the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission about individuals whose health problems may impair their ability to safely operate a vehicle.
NJ Immigrant Driving Bill Held for Revisions [AUDIO]
Legislation granting driving privileges to some New Jersey residents living in the United States illegally was pulled from the Assembly Transportation Committee Thursday by the bill's sponsor so it can be retooled.
Should Online Retailers Collect Sales Tax? [AUDIO]
A new poll released Thursday by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind asked New Jersey residents their thoughts. The majority said the sales tax should be collected by internet retailers at the time of purchase.
Poll: NJ Dems Hold Advantage in Congressional Races [AUDIO]
A Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released Wednesday reveals Democrats hold the early edge over Republicans in the Garden State's midterm Congressional races.