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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 Can’t Watch All Megan’s Law Offenders [AUDIO]

Dangerous sex offenders registered under Megan's Law are required to notify New Jersey authorities when they move, so that those offenders can be monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Yet there is a variable that the state has never taken into account: What if the sex offender is homeless?

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NJ Gets Another Horrible Tax Rating [AUDIO]

California and Minnesota are the only two states with tax systems worse than New Jersey's, in the national Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council's "Business Tax Index 2014: Best to Worst State Tax Systems for Entrepreneurship and Small Business."

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Bramnick Objects to Bridgegate Panel Partisanship [AUDIO]

Partisanship on the Democrat-controlled legislative committee investigating Bridgegate is getting worse, according to the top Republican in the Assembly. He said if things don't improve, Republican members of the panel have options -- one of which is to simply walk away.

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Poll: NJ Not Sold on Town Consolidation [POLL/AUDIO]

Many experts insist that local governments would run more smoothly and property taxes would be reduced if some neighboring towns merged into one. New Jersey residents are not convinced of either claim, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

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Gov. Chris Christie, on 'Ask the Governor" Monday April 21, 2014.
Gov. Chris Christie, on 'Ask the Governor" Monday April 21, 2014.
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Christie: No Bridgegate Subpoena from US Attorney

Gov. Chris Christie Monday said he has not been subpoenaed by the U.S. Attorney investigating Bridgegate and declined to say whether he would testify before the joint legislative committee probing the lane-closing affair that has roiled his administration.

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NJ Residents Feeling Good About the Garden State [POLL/AUDIO]

This past winter was long and brutal, but spring has sprung and that has New Jersey residents feeling positive about life in the Garden State. A new Monmouth University Quality of Life Index has been released that shows a slight uptick in people's attitudes.

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NJ Aims to Ban Internet Blackmail Scheme [AUDIO]

Innocent people are sometimes arrested, but if their mugshots or rap sheets are posted on websites before charges are dropped or they are acquitted, it can ruin their reputations. Some shady website operators know this, and are actually charging arrested people not to post the embarrassing information.

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