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 battle continues over New Jersey’s gas tax
The lame duck session of the New Jersey Legislature officially got underway Thursday with dueling press conferences by Democratic and Republican leaders in the Assembly. A key focus was replenishing the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), and lawmakers from both sides of political aisle made it sound a…
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.
Special-interest groups spent big in NJ Assembly races
Special interest groups spent about $10 million in the few competitive Assembly races this year in the Garden State.
Why NJ’s Assembly Republicans got trounced this year
In the days leading to Election Day on Tuesday, Assembly Republican leaders said they were working to regain control of that house. That didn’t happen.
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…
Didn’t know about Tuesday’s elections in NJ? You’re not alone
Three-quarters of Garden State residents are completely unaware that any elections will be held Tuesday, even though every seat in the NJ Assembly up for grabs according to a recent Rutgers-Eagleton survey.
Reasons you should start saving for retirement today
If you haven’t started socking cash away for retirement, a new Wells Fargo report might give you some strong incentive to save now.
Are Americans too politically correct?
If you think this country is too politically correct and it has become a problem you have a lot of company. A Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released Friday revealed the majority of Americans felt this nation is too PC and that sentiment was across-the-board.
Dems vs GOP on New Jersey property tax problem
It should come as no surprise that politics was at play at the State House on Thursday just days before the Nov. 3 election in which all 80 seats in the Assembly are on the line.