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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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Should NJ Seize Pets from Animal Cruelty Offenders? [AUDIO]

Two summers ago we learned of a heartbreaking story involving Moose, a chocolate Labrador retriever from Delran who died in a hot car after allegedly being kidnapped. On Thursday, a state Senate committee is scheduled to vote on a bill that honors Moose, and cracks down on animal cruelty offenders by making it illegal for them to ever own a pet.

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What is Ankyloglossia and why is it Harmful to Kids?

If you’ve never heard of ankyloglossia, you are not alone. It’s better known as an affliction causing someone to be "tongue-tied."

The New Jersey Legislature has passed a bill to require mandatory screening for ankyloglossia or "anchored tongue" in infants. The measure awaits Gov. Chris Christie’s signature to become law.

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NJ Shared Services Bill Could Die Monday [AUDIO]

Any bill that doesn't pass both houses of the New Jersey Legislature by this coming Monday will die and have to be reintroduced when the new legislature takes over Tuesday. One such bill that appears to be in jeopardy is a measure that would force towns to share services where it makes sense, or risk losing state aid equal to the amount that would have been saved.

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Chris Christie and the Politics of a Tax Cut [AUDIO]

By and large, New Jersey Democrats have worked well with Gov. Chris Christie since he took office, but many insiders believe they'll be less likely to play ball with the governor in his second term. One pundit says even if Democrats decide not to bend to Christie's will, it might not hurt the governor's presidential aspirations very much.

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NJ’s Internet Gaming Law Could be Copied [AUDIO]

It has often been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but that's not always a good thing. New Jersey's new Internet gaming business is off to a good start, but neighboring states could soon turn copycat and take away revenue.

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How Much Will NJ Spend on Sports Betting Lawsuit? [AUDIO]

New Jersey has already spent nearly $2.5 million on attorneys' fees in its fight to legalize sports betting at casinos and racetracks in the Garden State. That figure has some critics balking, but the influential state lawmaker who has been spearheading the sports wagering effort calls the expenditure an investment.

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