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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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NJ Speaker to introduce Meadowlands reform bill

Looking to spur job creation and economic growth in northern New Jersey while also eliminating government bureaucracy by merging two major state agencies, Assembly Speaker Vinnie Prieto (D-Secaucus) said he plans to introduce a Meadowlands region reform measure. The bill would also change the tax sharing system used by 14 area towns.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Energy Sector Luncheon in Calgary, Alberta on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Larry MacDougal)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Energy Sector Luncheon in Calgary, Alberta on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Larry MacDougal)
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Christie praises Keystone pipeline during visit to Canada

Burnishing his conservative credentials in advance of a possible 2016 presidential run, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie used a portion of his keynote address at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce's Energy Sector Luncheon Thursday to extol the virtues of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project.

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Bill would shield divorced parents from forced tuition rulings

A state lawmaker is drafting a bill that could prevent children from forcing their divorced parents to pay for their college tuition. The legislation comes on the heels of a judge's decision involving the 21-year-old estranged daughter of a divorced New Jersey couple.

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NJ lawmakers introduce ‘Free Means Free Act’

Have you ever been duped by an offer to get something for free only to find out later that you have to pay something? A lot of people have and that is why a trio of New Jersey lawmakers has introduced legislation to outlaw misleading advertising of free products. The measure has been dubbed the "Free Means Free Act."

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Undocumented Immigrants could have NJ drivers licenses
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Bill would boost penalties for unlicensed drivers

Currently in New Jersey the penalties for getting caught while driving without a license for those who have never had driving privileges are more lenient than the penalties for someone cited for driving with a suspended license. Assemblyman Greg McGuckin (R-Brick) doesn't believe such penalties make sense, so he's co-sponsoring a bill (A-3740) to address it.

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