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.
Report ranks NJ 48th in ability to weather a recession
How prepared would the Garden State be in the event of another recession?
NJ Legislature not giving up on Atlantic City
State legislators have not given up on turning things around in Atlantic City and one lawmaker who helped with Christie’s proposals was not ready to say the five-year plan was a failure.
Should the FDA regulate e-cigarettes?
New Jersey has moved to restrict the sale and use of electronic cigarettes, but to date, there is no comprehensive federal regulation of them. A top lawmaker said he wants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to not only regulate e-cigarettes, but also to study their health impacts.
Could NJ get electronic driver licenses? Here, officer, there’s an app for that
Assemblyman admits he's is among the many New Jersey resident to get a ticket after being pulled over by police only to discover he left his wallet at home.
Will Christie stick around after State of the State?
Gov. Chris Christie spent 261 days outside of New Jersey in 2015 as he campaigned for president according to a Wall Street Journal report. He is expected to be in New Jersey on Jan. 12, 2016 because that’s the day he is scheduled to deliver the annual State of the State Address.
Christie takes shots at Trump, preaches GOP Unity: ‘Showtime is over’
Christie didn't mention Trump by name — but he said bluster isn't going to get the job done.
Political experts: Christie will continue to focus on New Hampshire
It is now officially the year America will elect a new president. With the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary just weeks away, political experts weighed in on Gov. Chris Christie’s strategy in the lead-up. They said Christie's focus will be on the Granite State, which could be m…
NJ’s minimum wage will stay at $8.38 an hour in 2016
In 2013, New Jersey voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot question to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.25 and tie future increases to the Consumer Price Index.
NJ bans unsolicited checks starting Jan. 1
You may have gotten unsolicited checks in the mail in the past, but if you get one anytime after Jan. 1, 2016 the company that sent it would be breaking a new law.
What your NJ pharmacy will soon be required to tell you
Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, pharmacies and prescribers will be required to give patients a Division of Consumer Affairs notice with available drug take-back programs and suggestions for the safe disposal of unused drugs.