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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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Should Dangerous Defendants Be Denied Bail? [AUDIO]

A newly released report by the state Supreme Court's Joint Committee on Criminal Justice recommends that New Jersey judges be awarded the discretion to deny bail to defendants who pose a danger to the community.

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NJ Chief Justice Touts Need for Speedy Trial Law

The New Jersey Supreme Court has released the long-awaited report of the Joint Committee on Criminal Justice. The recommendations for major changes to the state’s criminal justice process include bail reforms and the enactment of a speedy trial law.

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NJ Missing Chance to Rake in Cash as NCAA Kicks Off [AUDIO]

The NCAA men's college basketball championship tournament tips off in earnest today so let the betting begin. Billions of dollars will be wagered before a champ is crowned, but New Jersey won't see any financial benefits, since sports betting is still illegal in the Garden State as a court battle to legalize it continues.

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NJ Domestic Violence Group Makes Plea for More Funding [AUDIO]

Dozens of groups turned out for a public hearing on Gov. Chris Christie's proposed $34.4 billion state budget proposal at the Statehouse on Tuesday. Most asked for some extra money to be included for their groups, including an advocate for battered women who made a very compelling case for more funds.

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Lawmakers Seek Public Input on NJ Budget [AUDIO]

Members of the public are invited to give input on the governor's proposed $34.5 billion state budget during a series of public hearings, and lawmakers say the feedback is "critical."

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