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.
NJ motor vehicle surcharges paid off with community service
New Jersey drivers dealing with a license suspension are often finding themselves in a catch 22. They can’t pay off their Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) surcharges because they can’t drive to work, and they can’t drive to work because they don’t have a license because the…
New Jerseyans renew opposition to gas tax hike
For a fleeting moment last spring, New Jersey voters were telling lawmakers that they could get behind the idea of increasing the gas tax to generate revenue to fix the state’s roads and bridges. A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday showed the support had evaporated.
Chris Christie gets his time in undercard GOP debate (WATCH)
The fourth Republican presidential debate Tuesday night in Milwaukee had Gov. Chris Christie on the undercard. He missed the cut for the main event, but might not have missed the mark with the extra time he was allotted at the so-called “kiddie table.”
Lots of talk, but no action yet on regulating fantasy sports
Lawmakers waiting on appeals court to determine if the leagues are in fact a form of gambling.
A new push to give NJ licenses to immigrants in U.S. illegally
A press conference Monday on the steps of the State House signaled the beginning of a new push to establish driver’s licenses for New Jersey residents even if they can’t prove they’re in the U.S. legally.
Partisan fights in NJ Assembly’s lame duck session expected over gas tax, pensions
Assembly members return to work Monday at the State House for the first committee sessions since last June. Democrats and Republicans agreed on the issues that needed to be tackled and they stressed the need for bi-partisanship, but they didn’t agree how to solve the problems and they were al…
Christie campaign shows signs of life as next debate approaches
Because he didn’t make the main stage, Christie might not be able to have a breakout moment in the fourth GOP debate. That doesn't mean he's finished.
Could new law finally bring ‘smart guns’ to New Jersey?
The Garden State statute makes it illegal to sell any other guns once smart guns are available for purchase. Democratic State Senate leaders and gun safety activists held a press conference at the State House Thursday to announce a push to repeal the law that was enacted in 2002.
NJ Republicans to Democrats: Do your job
NJ Republican lawmakers argue Democrats are using Gov. Christie’s travels as a smoke screen to hide their own lack of action.
Christie on gas tax: ‘Everything is on the table for discussion’
The lame duck session of the New Jersey Legislature begins Wednesday after Tuesday's Assembly elections are over. Most political experts have predicted that a deal would be hammered out before the end of 2015 to increase the state's gas tax to replenish the fund that supports transportatio…