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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.

The New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge
The New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge (Andrew Burton, Getty Images)
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Bridgegate’s Unanswered Questions [AUDIO]

If a judge forces two key players in Bridgegate to turn over subpoenaed documents, the legislative committee investigating the scandal will get answers to very important and still unanswered questions according to the co-chair of the Select Committee on Investigation.

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Coalition: NJ Lawmakers Must Consider Tax Hikes [AUDIO]

If New Jersey is going to invest in its most important priorities, the legislature should pass its own budget, and it should include revenue raisers according to Better Choices for New Jersey, a coalition of business groups, environmentalists and labor leaders.

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NJ Budget Panel Hears About Longer School Days [POLL/AUDIO]

Schools in New Jersey's poorest performing districts will be competing for $5 million to implement a pilot program with longer school days and longer school years if one of Gov. Chris Christie's Fiscal Year 2015 state budget proposals is approved.

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Money Stack
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NJ Could Have Had an Extra $3.3 Billion [AUDIO]

The top budget analyst with New Jersey's nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services has informed Senate and Assembly budget committees that if the Garden State's economic rebound mirrored national performance, the state would have had roughly $3.3 billion more to spend in the current year's budget.

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Sen. Budget Boss: NJ Needs Gas Tax Hike [POLL/AUDIO]

Job creation, not taxation, is the key to turning around New Jersey's struggling economy according to Paul Sarlo, chairman of the state Senate Budget Committee. But Sarlo feels that raising the gas tax is a must for improving the state's decaying roads and bridges.

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Bridget Anne Kelly In Court For Hearing
Bridget Anne Kelly confers with her attorney in court (Mel Evans, Getty Images)
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Bridgegate Committee Plays Waiting Game [AUDIO]

The Select Committee on Investigation, the legislative panel looking into the Bridgegate scandal, continues to comb through thousands of documents while waiting for a judge to decide -- in a ruling expected soon -- if two key players will be forced to turn over subpoenaed information.

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Gov. Chris Christie
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Bridgegate Overshadows NJ’s Budget [AUDIO]

If it is approved as proposed, Gov. Chris Christie's Fiscal Year 2015 state budget would be the biggest spending plan in New Jersey history, yet the $34.5 billion proposal is not the focus at the State House.

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