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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.

NJ Legislature
New Jersey Legislature (Tim Larsen, Governor's Office)
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Jersey lawmakers won’t get summer break

It's typical for the New Jersey Legislature to break for the summer, but this year that will not happen. The leaders of both houses said there is important work to do and there's no reason to put it off until the fall.

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Assemblyman Vinnie Prieto
"I want this to be done now." -- Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (NJ Assembly Democrats via Facebook)
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Assembly Democrats: Give aid to students in US illegally

Assembly Democrats announced Wednesday that they plan to introduce a new bill to extend higher education opportunities to New Jersey’s undocumented students.

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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (Alex Wong, Getty Images)
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Poll: Booker has big lead in NJ Senate race

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker leads his Republican challenger Jeff Bell by 20 points in New Jersey's Senate race according to the latest Monmouth University-Asbury Park Press poll released Wednesday, but a close look at the numbers reveals some red flags for the incumbent Democrat.

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Ron Dermer, Israel's Ambassador to the U.S. (Allison Shelley/Getty Images)
Ron Dermer, Israel's Ambassador to the U.S. (Allison Shelley/Getty Images)
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Israeli Ambassador Speaks Out on Deaths of 3 Teens [AUDIO]

In a phone interview with Townsquare Media on Monday, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, spoke about the murder of three teens in the West Bank and Israel’s response options.

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Gov. Chris Christie
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Poll: Gov approval steady, but questions remain [AUDIO]

Gov. Chris Christie's job approval numbers have held firm since February, but a new poll reveals a significant amount of New Jersey residents don't believe the governor has come clean about his involvement in the decision to close access lanes to the George Washington Bridge last September.

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Governor Chris Christie addresses budget shortfalls in Trenton.  (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie addresses budget shortfalls in Trenton. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Christie vetoes Democrats’ tax hike [AUDIO/VIDEO]

As he vowed to do, Gov. Chris Christie signed a balanced $32.5 billion state budget into law Monday, but not before he cut two tax increases Democrats inserted to generate revenue to fully fund their year's public employees' pension fund payment.

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Marijuana
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Critic blasts NJ’s medical marijuana program [AUDIO]

On the heels of reports earlier this month that there's a lack of demand for New Jersey's medical marijuana program, Gov. Chris Christie said medical marijuana is just a front for legalized pot. On the June edition of Townsquare Media's 'Ask The Governor' program Christie said he would not permit a de facto legalization of marijuana. One critic said Christie is misleading the public.

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