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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.

Mike Drewniak (L) and his attorney at legislative Bridgegate hearing
Mike Drewniak (L) and his attorney at legislative Bridgegate hearing (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Christie Reacts to Bridgegate Testimony [POLL/AUDIO]

Gov. Chris Christie, appearing on "Ask the Governor," said the Select Committee on Investigation has taken almost 11 hours of Bridgegate testimony and has learned nothing that isn't in the report issued by lawyers who conducted an internal probe.

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NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney
State Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Can College Be Cheaper in NJ? [AUDIO]

After Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have formed a study group of experts to look for ways to make college more affordable, Sen. President Steve Sweeney reintroduced the bill and the full Senate approved the measure Monday.

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Distracted driving
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Distracted Driving Law Would Expand Under Bill [POLL/AUDIO]

It could soon be illegal to talk or text on hand-held wireless devices while a vehicle is temporarily stopped, under new legislation sponsored by State Sen. Dick Codey.

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Asm. John Wisniewski, Sen. Loretta Weinberg
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Bridgegate Panel Alleges Christie Fear Factor [POLL/AUDIO]

After roughly five hours of sworn testimony Tuesday, the Democratic co-chairs of the joint legislative committee probing the Bridgegate scandal said one thing is becoming increasingly clearer: the Christie administration operates through fear.

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Former aide to Gov. Chris Christie, Christina Renna , testifies during a hearing
Former aide to Gov. Chris Christie, Christina Renna , testifies during a hearing (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
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Ex-Official Testifies on Bridgegate [AUDIO]

We are streaming live video as Gov. Chris Christie‘s former director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Susan Renna, testifies before the Select Committee on Investigation — the legislative panel probing the Bridgegate scandal.

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Ice Cream Truck
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Is a Pedophile Driving the Ice Cream Truck? [AUDIO]

As annoying as the jingle might be, few things signify the arrival of summer more than the sound of an ice cream truck coming down the street. One lawmaker, however, is worried about who could be behind the wheel.

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Harsh Winter Creates High Number Of Potholes
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Bad Choices for NJ’s Transportation Funding? [AUDIO]

It's no secret that New Jersey is running out of money to pay for fixing roads, bridges and tunnels. How to generate revenue to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund has been a hot topic in Trenton, but nobody can seem to agree on a funding source.

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