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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.

Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
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Christie and Bridgegate: One year later

At first it may have seemed like an issue concerning only motorists who were stuck in traffic for hours, but one year since access lanes to the George Washington Bridge were closed in Fort Lee, the scandal now dubbed "Bridgegate" is still brewing, and threatening to derail Gov. Chris Christie's presidential aspirations.

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Revel Casino
Revel Casino, now closed. (Jessica Kourkounis, Getty Images)
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Summit set for today on fate of Atlantic City

What's the future of Atlantic City? Legislative leaders, casino industry officials, local representatives and organized labor will gather in Atlantic City today for a historic summit on the future of the city.

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Companies should voluntarily report breaches: NJ lawmaker

Home Depot is just the latest large-scale company to investigate a possible credit card data breach, and New Jersey Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick predicts it will not be the last retailer to face the problem. He is telling companies to report possible hacking to the proper authorities.

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Kids in cars
ALEXANDRIA, VA - AUGUST 17: Alexandria Fire and EMS officials participate in a demonstration of the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles during a news conference to launch the "Look Before You Lock" campaign at the Campagna Center at George Washington Head Start August 17, 2012 in Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images)
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NJ bill would increase penalties for leaving kids in hot vehicles

A New Jersey lawmaker has introduced legislation to increase penalties for adults who leave a child unattended in a car.

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Gov. Chris Christie
Gov. Chris Christie (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Christie’s Mexico trip could aid presidential hopes

Gov. Chris Christie will be in Mexico until Sept. 5 on a trade mission to promote increased relationship, job creation and higher education opportunities between New Jersey and Mexico. But some political pundits said the trip goes beyond that.

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Prieto: Statewide paid sick leave an Assembly priority

The New Jersey Assembly Labor Committee is set to consider legislation this month that would require New Jersey employers to provide paid sick leave to their workers. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Secaucus) said getting the legislation passed is a priority.

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