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.
Special meeting called to discuss Atlantic City bankruptcy
Atlantic City officials are entertaining the idea of declaring bankruptcy a day after several pieces of legislation that would help provide funding to the city failed to be signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie.
Support for North Jersey casinos on the rise, poll shows
A new poll released Wednesday by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind asked Garden State residents how they felt about placing a question on the ballot asking voters if the state constitution should be amended to allow casinos to operate in North Jersey. The results were somewhat favor…
Texting behind the wheel while stopped still legal in NJ
It is not illegal to text or talk on a hand-held cell phone while behind the wheel in New Jersey if you’re stopped at a red light or stop sign.
Can Christie emerge as the establishment candidate?
There are less than two weeks to go before the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses and roughly three weeks away from the Feb. 9 New Hampshire primary, but while Gov. Chris Christie trails some other GOP hopefuls in both states, one political expert advised against counting him out.
Shocking number of NJ workers have zero access to retirement plan
A new report took a look recently at retirement plans and participation in New Jersey and some of the results were pretty surprising.
NJ transportation funding plan coming soon, says lawmakers
Will this be the year that state lawmakers finally solve New Jersey's transportation funding crisis?
NJ pedestrian deaths drop by 7 in 2015, remain serious issue
Pedestrian deaths remain a problem in New Jersey and now Gov. Chris Christie is being called on to do something about it.
Christie was strong in GOP debate — will it matter?
The next wave of polls will tell the true tale, but early reviews suggest that Gov. Chris Christie performed very well in the first GOP presidential debate of 2016 Thursday.
Christie says in GOP debate NJ ‘eliminated’ Common Core, but it hasn’t
Also: A question on guns may have given Christie the opening for his best moment of the Jan. 14 debate in Charleston, S.C.
Unnecessary tragedy: Distracted driving kills hundreds in NJ
There were 523 fatal crashes in 2014, killing 556 people. Driver inattention was a factor for 190 of those crashes, State Police say.