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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.

Gov. Chris Christie
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Voters split on Christie, against gas tax

New Jersey voters are evenly divided when asked about Gov. Chris Christie's overall job performance, despite giving him low ratings in several key areas. A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday also revealed Garden State residents are opposed to a gas tax increase by a wide margin.

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Garden State Parkway
Garden State Parkway (Patrick Lavery, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Raising highway cash without hiking taxes

Boosting revenue for transportation infrastructure without increasing taxes is vital, according to lawmakers who sponsor a bill to direct the New Jersey Turnpike and South Jersey Transportation Authorities to explore revenue-generating options at rest stops and service areas on New Jersey toll roads.

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Meadowlands Racetrack
Meadowlands Racetrack (Meadowlands)
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NJ Speaker to introduce Meadowlands reform bill

Looking to spur job creation and economic growth in northern New Jersey while also eliminating government bureaucracy by merging two major state agencies, Assembly Speaker Vinnie Prieto (D-Secaucus) said he plans to introduce a Meadowlands region reform measure. The bill would also change the tax sharing system used by 14 area towns.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Energy Sector Luncheon in Calgary, Alberta on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Larry MacDougal)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Energy Sector Luncheon in Calgary, Alberta on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Larry MacDougal)
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Christie praises Keystone pipeline during visit to Canada

Burnishing his conservative credentials in advance of a possible 2016 presidential run, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie used a portion of his keynote address at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce's Energy Sector Luncheon Thursday to extol the virtues of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project.

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