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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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NJ business group says healthcare costs continue to soar

Almost 90 percent of the companies that participated in the 2014 New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) Health Benefits Survey said they continue to offer healthcare coverage to their employees, despite the fact that 85 percent of them reported their healthcare costs have increased in the past year.

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Sandy victims’ needs remain the same, two years later

One year after Superstorm Sandy devastated New Jersey, Monmouth University surveyed the hardest-hit victims and asked what kind of help they still needed. Thursday, Monmouth released a new poll that revealed the same victims still need the same things today as they did a year ago.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christi, with health commissioner Mary O'Dowd, right, at Hackensack University Medical Center Oct. 24. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christi, with health commissioner Mary O'Dowd, right, at Hackensack University Medical Center Oct. 24. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Continued confusion over NJ’s Ebola policy

There have been a lot of questions about New Jersey's official Ebola policy. Tuesday night, state health department officials were unable to provide written protocols regarding those arriving in the Garden State from Ebola regions in West Africa. Townsquare Media was instead directed to statements Gov. Chris Christie made recently and to statements released by his Administration.

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Homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy in Point Pleasant
Homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy in Point Pleasant (Dennis Malloy, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Poll: Many NJ Sandy victims feel ‘forgotten’

The overwhelming majority of New Jersey's hardest hit Superstorm Sandy victims feel left behind by the state and very few of them are satisfied with how the Garden State has handled the recovery effort, according to a new Monmouth University poll released Monday.

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