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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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Christie’s Mexico trip could aid presidential hopes

Gov. Chris Christie will be in Mexico until Sept. 5 on a trade mission to promote increased relationship, job creation and higher education opportunities between New Jersey and Mexico. But some political pundits said the trip goes beyond that.

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Prieto: Statewide paid sick leave an Assembly priority

The New Jersey Assembly Labor Committee is set to consider legislation this month that would require New Jersey employers to provide paid sick leave to their workers. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Secaucus) said getting the legislation passed is a priority.

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NJ Lawmakers want ‘kill switches’ on smartphones

Smart phone theft is a growing problem in New Jersey and throughout the world. To deter thieves and protect your personal information, a trio of Garden State lawmakers is co-sponsoring legislation (A3157) to require all new smartphones and tablets sold in New Jersey to come equipped with a "kill switch" so the owner could remotely disable the device if it is lost or stolen.

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Are your kids huffing?

A New Jersey lawmaker is concerned that children could be using aerosol dusters, most commonly used to clean computer keyboards, to get high. Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini (R-Ocean) sponsors a bill to make it tougher for minors to get their hands on the product.

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E-Cigarettes Become Increasingly Popular Amongst Smokers
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Report: E-cig use among kids has tripled

The number of kids who have never smoked a traditional cigarette, but have used an electronic cigarette tripled between 2011 and 2013, according to a new report released on Aug. 25 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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