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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.

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Poll: 51 percent support doctor-assisted suicide in NJ

A slight majority of New Jerseyans support legislation that would give terminally ill people with a short time to live the option of legally taking their own lives, according to a new Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind poll released Monday.

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‘Reinventing’ suburban office space

New Jersey's suburban office complexes are going the way of the dinosaur, according to one of the state's leading economists. He said millennials and Generation "Y" are the ones driving the workforce and they have no interest in being stuck in an office in the middle of nowhere.

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NJ’s ‘brain drain’ worst in the nation

New National data revealed that New Jersey's "brain drain" is the country's worst. The Garden State had a net loss of almost 30,000 students in 2012. A lawmaker who is spearheading a package of 20 college affordability and accessibility bills said the legislature is working on addressing the issue.

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Should NJ teachers be judged by student scores?

If a state Department of Education proposal is adopted as expected, 10 percent of the performance evaluation for teachers in the fourth through eighth grades would be based on standardized test scores in the 2014-15 school year.

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New poll tracks Christie approval, Bridgegate interest

In its latest statewide poll of registered voters released Tuesday, Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind revealed Gov. Chris Christie's approval rating has remained virtually unchanged since its January drop.

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Sweeney: Sandy oversight report was ‘not acceptable’

State Senate President Steve Sweeney was joined at a press conference Monday by housing advocates to criticize the Christie administration for the lack of details in the recently-released Superstorm Sandy integrity monitor reports.

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