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.
Activists host vigil to give driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants in NJ
A planned week-long vigil officially kicked off at State House on Monday as activists held a small rally urging lawmakers to approve legislation that would give driver's licenses to immigrants living in NJ illegally.
NJ lawmakers renew push to explore full-day kindergarten
Several lawmakers are hoping to convince Gov. Chris Christie to reconsider previously vetoed legislation hat would have created a task force to explore the pros and cons of all-day kindergarten.
NJ moving to crack down on ‘abusive’ telemarketers
The “Do Not Call” law and the recently enacted statute in New Jersey banning companies from sending unsolicited text ads were supposed to drastically reduce annoying unsolicited calls and texts from telemarketers, but constituents are still complaining to lawmakers.
10 times San Bernardino shooting came up in NJ gun control vote
On Thursday, one day after the mass shootings in Southern California that killed 14 people, New Jersey Assembly members from both sides of the political aisle invoked or at least referenced the tragedy as they debated an override attempt of Gov. Christie’s veto of a gun control bill that woul…
NJ Assembly fails to override Christie’s gun control veto
In November, the New Jersey Senate made history by successfully overriding one of Gov. Chris Christie’s vetoes for the first time. Thursday, Assembly Democrats failed in their override try.
Is Guadagno gearing up for a gubernatorial campaign?
While no New Jersey Republican has formally tossed their hat into the ring to be a gubernatorial candidate in 2017, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno certainly sounded like a future candidate when she address the State League of Municipalities this month at the group’s annual conference in Atlantic City.…
Poll: NJ residents don’t trust either political party
From crumbling roads and bridges to a massively underfunded public employees’ pension and health benefits system to the highest in the nation property taxes, the Garden State has a lot of problems.
Guadagno: ‘We shouldn’t be accepting refugees from anywhere’
Gov Chris Christie's already said New Jersey won't accept Syrian refugees. But his lieutenant governor is going a step further.
Lt. governor to lawmakers: Assure taxpayers transportation money won’t be wasted
During and after a speech Thursday at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities annual conference in Atlantic City, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno conceded that she didn’t know how the money would be generated to replenish the almost bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund.
Gas tax hike in NJ is still overwhelming opposed by voters
While most Garden State residents expect a gas tax increase to be proposed in the near future to pay for road and bridge repairs, the majority of them don't support it.