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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.

Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan (Ramin Talaie, Getty Images News)
Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan (Ramin Talaie, Getty Images News)
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Lawmakers push for improvements at NYC bus terminal

New Jersey's Senate president and Senate majority leader have been hearing complaints from commuters about poor conditions at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. The pair attended NJ Transit's monthly board meeting Wednesday to demand that members take action. Evidently the old adage can be true; ask and you shall receive.

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Classroom
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Lawmaker: Education funding in NJ needs to change

For more than two decades how New Jersey funds education has been the subject of litigation. Many education advocates accuse Gov. Chris Christie of underfunding schools, but others argue the money being spent isn't being spent wisely. The ranking Republican on the Assembly Budget Committee thinks it's time to revisit the issue.

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NJ Legislature
New Jersey Legislature (Tim Larsen, Governor's Office)
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Jersey lawmakers won’t get summer break

It's typical for the New Jersey Legislature to break for the summer, but this year that will not happen. The leaders of both houses said there is important work to do and there's no reason to put it off until the fall.

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Assemblyman Vinnie Prieto
"I want this to be done now." -- Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (NJ Assembly Democrats via Facebook)
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Assembly Democrats: Give aid to students in US illegally

Assembly Democrats announced Wednesday that they plan to introduce a new bill to extend higher education opportunities to New Jersey’s undocumented students.

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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (Alex Wong, Getty Images)
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Poll: Booker has big lead in NJ Senate race

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker leads his Republican challenger Jeff Bell by 20 points in New Jersey's Senate race according to the latest Monmouth University-Asbury Park Press poll released Wednesday, but a close look at the numbers reveals some red flags for the incumbent Democrat.

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