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.
Term limits for NJ’s legislators? Fat chance
One New Jersey lawmaker stands alone in his five-time quest to impose term limits for state senators and Assembly members.
Why won’t Christie attack Trump?
Chris Christie isn't known for shying away from a fight. But he doesn't seem eager to pick one with Donald Trump, the GOP presidential race frontrunner.
Was Joaquin a ‘disaster’ for NJ? Here’s why that could be a good thing
Even though the full force of Hurricane Joaquin didn’t hit land in New Jersey, shore areas were hit hard — and it's not yet clear how much help the Garden State will get with costs.
Student athletes who repeat grades to get bigger are ‘cheating,’ Codey says
If students are cutting it academically in grades six, seven or eight, but intentionally repeat grades, State Sen. Dick Codey's new bill would cut back their athletic eligibility.
Make NJ companies help workers save for retirement, legislators say
Does your company do enough to help you save for retirement? There's a big push in the New Jersey legislature to guarantee it does.
Want dunes to protect the Shore? NJ facing down 239 ‘hardcore’ holdouts
The state's managed to get easements for most of the dunes it wants to protect the Jersey Shore. But a few hundred property owners are still refusing — and New Jersey's government is primed for battle.
Should NJ hotel taxes go higher?
The idea of giving counties the option of increasing their hotel was one of the ideas presented in a bipartisan, multi-bill package proposed by lawmakers to help counties ease the burden on taxpayers.
NJ U.S. Attorney probes thousands of cases you’ve never heard of
People often demand transparency in government, but when a state or federal entity is investigating a crime there’s a reason for their silence.
‘Coalition for Battered Women’ no longer — new name reflects broader mission
A New Jersey organization that advocates against domestic violence has announced a name change to better reflect is true mission.
NJ cops should be protected under hate crime law, assemblyman says
In New Jersey it is a bias intimidation crime when one person threatens another based on race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity. Police officers are not currently protected under the statute, but one Garden State lawmaker said they should be.