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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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Bramnick: Canada is sending NJ a warning

New Jersey governments at every level, colleges and transportation authorities would have to buy only American-made products under a bi-partisan package of bills that could receive final legislative approval Thursday if it passes the full Assembly.

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Poll: Christie trails among possible GOP presidential candidates

Democrats across the country like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and they want and expect her to be their party's 2016 presidential candidate, according to the latest national poll released Wednesday by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind. Republicans are largely uncertain.

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Bill aims to end state revenue disputes in NJ

For the past several years revenue projections presented by Gov. Chris Christie and by the non-partisan Office of Legislative Services have missed the mark which has led to finger pointing by Christie and many members of the Legislature. Now, a measure being pushed by Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Gary Schaer (D-Passaic) could bring an end to revenue disputes.

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Assembly bill seeks to protect cyber harassment victims

Under New Jersey's current cyber harassment law, victims are not allowed to obtain restraining orders against their tormenters because the law does not apply to the state's domestic violence statutes. But state lawmakers are working to change that.

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Poll: Clinton trumps Christie in latest presidential matchup

By a 13-point margin New Jersey voters don't believe Gov. Chris Christie would make a good president and they said he wouldn't beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton anyway. These are two key findings in a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.

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Voters split on Christie, against gas tax

New Jersey voters are evenly divided when asked about Gov. Chris Christie's overall job performance, despite giving him low ratings in several key areas. A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday also revealed Garden State residents are opposed to a gas tax increase by a wide margin.

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Raising highway cash without hiking taxes

Boosting revenue for transportation infrastructure without increasing taxes is vital, according to lawmakers who sponsor a bill to direct the New Jersey Turnpike and South Jersey Transportation Authorities to explore revenue-generating options at rest stops and service areas on New Jersey toll roads.

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