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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.

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Lawmakers want to seal identity theft victims’ records

In New Jersey the criminal record expungement process can be very expensive and very lengthy even for those who are victims of identity theft and did not commit any crimes. There is a push among several lawmakers to expedite the process for victims and allow their records to be immediately sealed for free if they can prove they are not guilty of the offenses on their records.

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A NJ assemblyman says underfunding transportation funding is not a new problem. (Maciej Korzekwa, ThinkStock)
A NJ assemblyman says underfunding transportation funding is not a new problem. (Maciej Korzekwa, ThinkStock)
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Transportation underfunding is nothing new, assemblyman says

New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund will go bankrupt at the end of this fiscal year at midnight June 30, 2016 unless a new, sustainable, recurring revenue source is identified.

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A morning northbound Amtrak train approaches 30th Street Station in Philadelphia
A morning northbound Amtrak train approaches 30th Street Station in Philadelphia (Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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Christie, Cuomo urged to seal deal on new Hudson rail tunnel

On the heels of several days of delays that snarled mass transit in New York and New Jersey last month, a Garden State lawmaker is urging the governors of both states to move quickly on a deal to construct a trans-Hudson rail tunnel to alleviate some commuter congestion.

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George Washington Bridge
George Washington Bridge (John Moore/Getty Images)
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Did Bridgegate cause bi-partisan gridlock in Trenton?

While the state's GOP leader blames the Bridgegate scandal for the "political gridlock" in Trenton, New Jersey's top Democrat believes bipartisanship suffered a breakdown due to Gov. Chris Christie's actions regarding the public workers pension fund.

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Fund the TTF now, say NJ transportation experts

There has been more than enough talk about finding a revenue source for New Jersey's soon-to-be bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund, and two transportation and business experts testified Monday that they believe now is the time to get something done.

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U.S. Post Service Handles Increased Delivery Load For Holiday Season
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Antiquated law costing NJ counties and towns money

Doing things electronically is cheaper, faster and far more efficient, so why is it that in 2015, towns and counties in New Jersey are still paying their bills using paper checks shipped through the mail? The answer may surprise you - they're not allowed to do it any other way.

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