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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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Hazel Loarca, 7, drinks her milk in the cafeteria area at Kingsley Elementary School, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Good news and bad news about NJ’s school breakfast program

There was good news and bad news in the fifth annual NJ School Breakfast report released Thursday by Advocates for Children of New Jersey.

More kids are getting school breakfast including children from high-income families, but hundreds of thousands aren’t...

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NJEA headquarters (Kevin McArdle, NJ101.5 news)
NJEA headquarters (Kevin McArdle, NJ101.5 news)
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Lawmaker, NJEA clash over campaign cash

In a late afternoon State House press conference Monday, Assembly GOP Leader Join Bramnick (R-Westfield) accused the New Jersey Education Association of spending roughly $3 million dollars to prop up the campaigns of Democratic Assembly candidates in three districts because they answered a survey saying would support the positions of the teachers’ union.

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Special interest groups on pace to spend record amount on NJ Assembly races

In 2011, special interest groups spent $1.8 million during the entire legislative elections in the Garden State. A new report released Tuesday by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission revealed independent groups have already spent more than triple that amount ($6.3 million) on this year’s Assembly-only races.

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Can Christie use Democratic debate to his advantage?

The first Democratic presidential debate will take plac Tuesday night. On the Republican side, Gov. Chris Christie could try to use the debate to bolster his still struggling presidential campaign. Political experts said it would be tough, but not impossible for Christie to make a little political hay.

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During a press conference in Princeton Monday, Senate Pres. Steve Sweeney announces plans for another attempt to veto a bill. (Kevin McArdle, NJ 101.5)
During a press conference in Princeton Monday, Senate Pres. Steve Sweeney announces plans for another attempt to veto a bill. (Kevin McArdle, NJ 101.5)
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Sweeney: ‘No one is going to hide’ from veto override vote

The New Jersey Senate will make another attempt to override a veto on a bill designed to prevent mentally ill people from getting guns. This time, however, the Senate president is taking steps to make sure every member of the upper house shows up to cast a vote...

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GREENVILLE, SC - SEPTEMBER 18: Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks to voters at the Heritage Action Presidential Candidate Forum September 18, 2015 in Greenville, South Carolina. Ten republican candidates were each given 25 minutes to talk to the crowd at the Bons Secours Wellness Arena in the upstate of South Carolina. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
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Christie still hasn’t connected with voters: Here’s what he’s trying next

If there is a big issue that really resonates with voters the polls suggest that Gov. Chris Christie’s hasn’t found it yet.

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