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.
Do you think your workplace is diverse enough?
When compared to others, New Jersey is considered to be one of the most diverse states in the U.S., but do those that live and work in the Garden State believe this to be true?
NJ lawmakers call for bipartisanship and civility in 2016
A new legislative session officially began Tuesday in Trenton, with both Democratic and Republican lawmakers calling for an end to political gamesmanship.
NJ Dems stunned by omissions in Christie’s State of the State
Immediately after Christie's State of the State address Tuesday, Democratic leaders told the media that some of the things the governor mentioned were good, but they were not happy with the many things he left out of the speech.
Christie’s State of the State has ‘national implications’
Gov. Chris Christie delivered his sixth State of the State Address Tuesday. The speech had national implications. Christie of course is seeking the Republican presidential nomination and his speech is being looked at through the prism of national politics.
Christie’s approval rating in the tank as he delivers State of the State
Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to give the annual State of the State address. The latest Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released hours before the big speech revealed the governor’s popularity is near an all-time low.
Dem: Christie shouldn’t campaign during State of the State
On Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie will take a break from campaigning for president to make a rare appearance in New Jersey where he’s scheduled to deliver the annual State of the State Address.
Christie, lawmakers strike a deal on North Jersey casinos
New Jersey lawmakers Monday announced a compromise that could allow voters to decide on whether or not to build two casinos in the northern part of the Garden State.
Experts: Christie to court national audience with State of the State address
Figuratively speaking, there will be two Chris Christie’s delivering the State of the State address before a special joint session of the Legislature on Tuesday. Political experts said there will be Gov. Chris Christie and there will be Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie.
NJ inches closer to setting legal age for tobacco at 21
The minimum age to buy or sell tobacco products and electronic cigarettes in New Jersey is 19. A bill that would raise the legal age to 21 is one step away from Gov. Chris Christie’s desk.
Political fights could keep North Jersey casinos from getting to the ballot
Legislative leaders agreed Thursday that there should be a question on the November ballot asking voters if they’d like to amend the constitution to allow two casinos to operate in North Jersey.