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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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Death of Cinnaminson firefighter spurs new legislation

In mid-November of 2014, Cinnaminson firefighter Chris Hunter passed away just hours after he finished his last shift. The cause of death was attributed to a cardiac event. Because Lt. Hunter did not die in the line of duty medical coverage for his family was cancelled abruptly.

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Gov. Chris Christie
Gov. Chris Christie (Bryan Thomas, Getty Images)
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What is Chris Christie’s agenda for New Jersey?

What is Gov. Chris Christie's plan for lowering property taxes in New Jersey, funding transportation projects or reforming the pension system? The governor has talked about the problems, but has yet to talk about firm solutions.

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Steve Sweeney and Chris Christie
Steve Sweeney and Chris Christie (Governor's Office, Tim Larsen)
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Pension reform battle brewing in NJ

Funding New Jersey's public employees' pension system could be the first major fight in 2015 and it will likely pit long-time allies against one another. Gov. Chris Christie is calling for new reform, but state Sen. President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) has drawn a line in the sand and said he will support further reform.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie relinquishes his position as chairman of the Republican Governors Association last week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie relinquishes his position as chairman of the Republican Governors Association last week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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Politics, huge issues likely to collide in NJ in 2015

In New Jersey there are huge issues that need to be addressed in 2015, but one veteran pundit said the aspirations of the state's top two politicians will likely dictate what is accomplished and how it is accomplished.

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Bill would dramatically change NJ’s drunk driving law

Under a proposed bill, first-time convicted drunk drivers in New Jersey with a blood alcohol level of .15 or less would be able to drive again after just 10 days of license suspension, but they would be required to install an ignition interlock device.

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Gov. Chris Christie addresses the Bridgegate emails at a Statehouse press conference
Gov. Chris Christie addresses the Bridgegate emails at a Statehouse press conference in January.
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2014: ‘The year of Bridgegate’ in New Jersey

What started as a strong year for Gov. Chris Christie following his landslide re-election quickly hit a roadblock in January when the so-called Bridgegate scandal began.

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