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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.

Chris Christie
In this May 12, 2015, photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a crowd at an event in Pembroke, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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Christie wants to banish America’s cynics

As Gov. Chris Christie continues to travel the county talking about a range of topics including national defense, entitlement reform and economic policy, he's also taking on America's cynics.

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Bradley Beach
BRADLEY BEACH, NJ - AUGUST 15: Sunbathers enjoy the cool waters in Bradley Beach, New Jersey. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
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NJ’s beaches are in great shape, says report

Beaches at the Jersey shore are ready for tourists, vacationers and day trippers this holiday weekend, according to a report released Thursday.

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Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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How accurate are NJ’s revenue predictions?

The non-partisan Office of Legislative Services and the State Treasurer both predict the state will have more in revenue next fiscal year than Gov. Chris Christie projected in his budget address. That was welcome news to lawmakers on the Senate and Assembly budget committees, but the new revenue forecasts came with a caveat: they will be inaccurate.    

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Chris Christie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at an event at the University of New Hampshire in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Pension reform plan could have system largely funded by 2043

As discussion about the public employees' pension system continues, one plan has been proposed that would have pensions 74.4 percent funded by 2043.

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Chris Christie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at an event at the University of New Hampshire in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Christie plans to unveil college affordability plan

Gov. Chris Christie says he plans to announce in the near future a detailed proposal for making college more affordable and to ensure that institutions of higher education are matching students' skills to the needs of employers.

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Police Body Cameras
Police officer wears an on-body camera during a demonstration for media in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
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New Jersey residents want criminal justice reform, poll shows

It seems as though there are almost weekly reports about incidents of police misconduct against civilians largely having to do with white on black police mistreatment of criminal suspects. Released Thursday, the latest poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind asked New Jersey residents their opinions about a variety of criminal justice reforms. 

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