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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.

Chris Christie
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Christie Says He Was ‘Nervous’ at Bridgegate Meeting [AUDIO]

The outwardly cool and ultra-confident Gov. Chris Christie admits he was nervous at a high-level meeting to discuss the growing Bridgegate scandal. That nugget can be found within interview notes newly released by the law firm hired to do the governor's internal investigation.

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Interest arbitration event at Trenton War Memorial
Gov. Christie attends interest arbitration event at Trenton War Memorial Monday (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Christie to Assembly: Extend Arbitration Salary Cap

Gov. Chris Christie is demanding that the New Jersey Assembly take action on a bill to cap the salary increases that arbitrators can award to public employees at two percent.

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Gov. Chris Christie Addresses The Fort Lee George Washington Bridge Scandal
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Dual Bridgegate Probes Continue [AUDIO]

Some political insiders are wondering if the two investigations on a traffic jam scandal orchestrated by former aides to Gov. Chris Christie are on a collision course that will ultimately force the New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation to disband so the U.S. Attorney's Office can do its job.

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Christie speaks at a town hall meeting in Fairfield
(David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ) Christie speaks at a town hall meeting in Fairfield
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Fire Union Offended by Christie Comment [AUDIO]

A 2 percent cap on salary increases that arbitrators can award for public employees expired March 31 and Gov. Chris Christie has been using his Town Hall meetings as a vehicle to rail against the Democrat-controlled Assembly for not talking action on a bill to extend the limit.

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The New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge
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GOP Leader: Bridgegate Probe Should Stop [AUDIO]

On Wednesday, a judge ruled that two key figures in Bridgegate do not have to comply with subpoenas issued by the legislative committee investigating the scandal. The top Republican in the Assembly said it is time for the legislature to step aside and let federal prosecutors take over.

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Homeless Veterans
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NJ a National Model for Helping Veterans [AUDIO]

Although Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has officially been ruled out as a factor, the recent Fort Hood shooting has raised new questions about the mental health of America's soldiers. Wednesday, the head of the New Jersey National Guard told the Assembly Budget Committee that the Garden State is setting the standard when it comes to helping veterans.

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Bridget Anne Kelly in Court
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Bridgegate Subpoenas Quashed by Judge [POLL/AUDIO]

In a devastating blow for the legislative committee investigating Bridgegate, a judge has ruled that two key players in the scandal do not have to turn over subpoenaed documents. Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Sayreville), co-chair of the Select Committee on Investigation, said his panel's work will not stop, even with these cases being dismissed.

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