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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.

On-ramps to the George Washington Bridge
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Bridgegate Panel Sets Deadline for Christie Lawyers [AUDIO]

The law firm that conducted the Christie administration's internal investigation into Bridgegate has been given until Friday to turn over all documents related to its probe.

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New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation
New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation meeting on April 8, 2014 (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media)
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Tempers Flare at Bridgegate Hearing

Tempers flared during Tuesday's third hearing of the New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation, charged with probing the Bridgegate scandal. 

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George Washington Bridge
George Washington Bridge (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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More Bridgegate Subpoenas? [AUDIO]

The Select Committee on Investigation is scheduled to meet Tuesday afternoon at the State House in Trenton to discuss the possibility of issuing additional subpoenas related to the ongoing Bridgegate probe.

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NJ Beach Town Devastated By Hurricane Sandy Tears Down Storm-Damaged Homes
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Legislator is Losing Patience with Christie Administration [AUDIO]

The first oversight report from Superstorm Sandy integrity monitors won't be ready for the legislature until July 1, and that's not welcome news for Assembly Budget Committee chairman Gary Schaer. He has grown impatient over the lack of information regarding contractors hired by the Christie administration to do recovery and rebuilding work.

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The New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge
The New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge (Andrew Burton, Getty Images)
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Bridgegate’s Unanswered Questions [AUDIO]

If a judge forces two key players in Bridgegate to turn over subpoenaed documents, the legislative committee investigating the scandal will get answers to very important and still unanswered questions according to the co-chair of the Select Committee on Investigation.

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Coalition: NJ Lawmakers Must Consider Tax Hikes [AUDIO]

If New Jersey is going to invest in its most important priorities, the legislature should pass its own budget, and it should include revenue raisers according to Better Choices for New Jersey, a coalition of business groups, environmentalists and labor leaders.

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NJ Budget Panel Hears About Longer School Days [POLL/AUDIO]

Schools in New Jersey's poorest performing districts will be competing for $5 million to implement a pilot program with longer school days and longer school years if one of Gov. Chris Christie's Fiscal Year 2015 state budget proposals is approved.

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NJ Could Have Had an Extra $3.3 Billion [AUDIO]

The top budget analyst with New Jersey's nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services has informed Senate and Assembly budget committees that if the Garden State's economic rebound mirrored national performance, the state would have had roughly $3.3 billion more to spend in the current year's budget.

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