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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.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from Bob Schieffer of CBS News at the 2014 Fiscal Summit organized by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation in Washington. (AP Photo)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from Bob Schieffer of CBS News at the 2014 Fiscal Summit organized by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation in Washington. (AP Photo)
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Christie Blames Economists for Revenue Estimates

New Jersey has an $807 million shortfall in the current fiscal year’s budget and it has to be made up by Gov. Chris Christie and the legislature by June 30.

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Mike Drewniak (L) and his attorney at legislative Bridgegate hearing
Mike Drewniak (L) and his attorney at legislative Bridgegate hearing (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Christie Reacts to Bridgegate Testimony [POLL/AUDIO]

Gov. Chris Christie, appearing on "Ask the Governor," said the Select Committee on Investigation has taken almost 11 hours of Bridgegate testimony and has learned nothing that isn't in the report issued by lawyers who conducted an internal probe.

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NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney
State Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Can College Be Cheaper in NJ? [AUDIO]

After Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have formed a study group of experts to look for ways to make college more affordable, Sen. President Steve Sweeney reintroduced the bill and the full Senate approved the measure Monday.

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More Sandy Gouging Cases Resolved

Scammers were not a rarity after Superstorm Sandy devastated New Jersey in late 2012. Monday, the State Attorney General’s Office announced that three more alleged Sandy gougers have agreed to cash settlements bringing the total recovery amount to over $900,000. Two hotels and a gas station were the latest to settle with the state.

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NJ Treasurer Nixes Millionaire’s Tax Hike [POLL/AUDIO]

Despite needing to plug a nearly $807 million budget gap before June 30, a hike in New Jersey's millionaire's tax is not likely to happen as a method for producing new revenue according to state treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff.

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(Haider Yousuf, ThinkStock)
(Haider Yousuf, ThinkStock)
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NJ Movie and TV Tax Credit Bill Advances [AUDIO]

We could soon be hearing more directors yelling "action" in New Jersey. A Senate committee has approved a bill to provide tax credits to movie and television companies that shoot scenes in the Garden State.

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Distracted driving
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Distracted Driving Law Would Expand Under Bill [POLL/AUDIO]

It could soon be illegal to talk or text on hand-held wireless devices while a vehicle is temporarily stopped, under new legislation sponsored by State Sen. Dick Codey.

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An Aerial View Of Super Bowl XLVIII
Super Bowl XLVIII in East Rutherford, NJ (John Moore, Getty Images)
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Not Another Super Bowl, Say NJ Biz Bosses [AUDIO]

A new ParenteBeard-New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Business Climate Survey reveals that Garden State business leaders don't want another Super Bowl in East Rutherford.

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