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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.

Delay on the NJ Turnpike
Delay on the NJ Turnpike (Eric Johnson, Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ could lose federal transportation cash

Unless Congress comes up with a solution, the Federal Highway Trust Fund could go broke next month. That means funding to states like New Jersey could be cut off until the end of the federal fiscal year on Sept. 30. The chairman of the New Jersey Assembly Transportation Committee warns of dire consequences.

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Assembly Chamber at the Statehouse
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GOP leader wants probe into Newark school spending

According to recent reports, the Newark school district spent $22,000 a month for 15 months on takeout food and catered meals. The top Republican in the Assembly said he wants the Select Committee on Investigation to brush aside its probe of Bridgegate and investigate the Newark scandal instead. That is not likely to happen.

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NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney
State Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Sweeney pushes shared services bill

State Senate President Steve Sweeney has been spearheading legislation to encourage municipalities to share services in areas where it would save taxpayer dollars. His bill has consistently garnered support in the Upper House, but has always stalled in the Assembly.

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Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan (Ramin Talaie, Getty Images News)
Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan (Ramin Talaie, Getty Images News)
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Lawmakers push for improvements at NYC bus terminal

New Jersey's Senate president and Senate majority leader have been hearing complaints from commuters about poor conditions at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. The pair attended NJ Transit's monthly board meeting Wednesday to demand that members take action. Evidently the old adage can be true; ask and you shall receive.

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Classroom
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Lawmaker: Education funding in NJ needs to change

For more than two decades how New Jersey funds education has been the subject of litigation. Many education advocates accuse Gov. Chris Christie of underfunding schools, but others argue the money being spent isn't being spent wisely. The ranking Republican on the Assembly Budget Committee thinks it's time to revisit the issue.

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NJ Legislature
New Jersey Legislature (Tim Larsen, Governor's Office)
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Jersey lawmakers won’t get summer break

It's typical for the New Jersey Legislature to break for the summer, but this year that will not happen. The leaders of both houses said there is important work to do and there's no reason to put it off until the fall.

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