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.
Helping fathers ‘play a more responsible role’ in their kids’ lives
About half of all children in America spend some of their life apart from one or both of their parents, and most often it’s the dad who isn’t around, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Christie’s approval rating drops lower than ever, poll shows
Bad news for Gov. Chris Christie. The latest poll numbers show that New Jerseyans are more dissatisfied than ever with the job the governor is doing and they feel the state is headed in the wrong direction.
12 years after toddler killed by school bus, bill to install sensors finally advances
Since the tragic death of a 22-month-old toddler in South Plainfield in 2003 a New Jersey lawmaker has worked to enact “Abigail’s Law” which would require newly manufactured school buses to have front and rear sensors.
Senator: Legalizing marijuana could bring NJ $1 billion
It was a historic hearing at the State House in Trenton Monday as the State Senate Judiciary Committee held its first ever hearing on legalizing marijuana.
Christie: I’ll veto drivers licenses for immigrants here illegally
On Monday, the New Jersey Assembly Homeland Security Committee approved legislation that would permit immigrants who are not in the United States legally to obtain New Jersey driver's licenses, but Gov. Chris Christie made it crystal clear he would never sign the measure.
Raising the gas tax now makes sense, political pundits say
A Quinnipiac University poll released on Nov. 11 revealed that 62 percent of New Jersey voters were opposed to a gas tax increase to fund transportation projects in the state. Despite the opposition, two political experts think now is probably the best time for politicians to pull the trigger on hik…
Can school recess help combat childhood obesity in NJ ?
Recess at New Jersey schools is not mandatory, but a pair of lawmakers is looking to change that in an effort to combat childhood obesity.
A Trump/Christie ticket? Not likely, analysts say
GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump hinted Wednesday in New Hampshire that Gov. Chris Christie could be a possible running mate.
For NJ, Gateway rail tunnel project could come with $5 billion price tag
A formal deal was announced Thursday regarding the proposed Gateway Trans-Hudson rail tunnel that would have the federal government paying for 50 percent of the project, leaving New York and New Jersey to cover the remaining balance. The problem? The Garden State’s Transportation Trust Fund w…
Dealing with chronic absenteeism in NJ
A new measure aims to fight back against chronic absenteeism at New Jersey schools across the state.