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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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Brittany Maynard’s husband opens up about ‘death with dignity’

On Nov. 1, 2014, Brittany Maynard made international news when she took her own life with the help of a doctor in Oregon, where physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill is legal. For the first time since Maynard's death, her husband is speaking out.

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Bill would make Megan’s Law more effective

Sex offenders would have to provide more information for posting on New Jersey's Megan's Law registry if the Garden State's statutes were brought in line with the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, according to one New Jersey lawmaker.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his State Of The State address, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Trenton, N.J.  During the speech at New Jersey's State House, Christie aimed at national issues as well as those in his state, and he noted lessons learned while traveling the country last year to campaign for Republican gubernatorial candidates. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his State Of The State address, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Trenton, N.J. During the speech at New Jersey's State House, Christie aimed at national issues as well as those in his state, and he noted lessons learned while traveling the country last year to campaign for Republican gubernatorial candidates. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Poll: New Jerseyans say Christie ‘has accomplished little’

With his eyes on a potential run for the White House in 2016, Gov. Chris Christie has gotten mixed reviews on his tenure from New Jersey voters in the latest statewide Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his State Of The State address, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his State Of The State address, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Christie’s speech places emphasis on national issues

Before his State of the State address Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie held an off-the-record briefing with national media outlets only and shut out New Jersey journalists . That could be viewed as one sign that he will toss his hat in the ring and run for president in 2016, but other signals were clearly evident in the speech as well.

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Governor Chris Christie gives the State of the State Address in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in 2013
Governor Chris Christie gives the State of the State Address in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in 2013 (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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New poll: Current state of the state is not so great

Hours before Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to deliver his fifth State of the State address before a special joint session of the legislature Tuesday, a new Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll was released showing that more Garden State residents disapprove of Christie's job performance than approve.

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Bill could keep car dealers from remotely disabling vehicle

Some cars in New Jersey come equipped with so-called "payment assurance devices." That might sound like a good thing to some, but the devices actually allow a car dealer or lender to remotely disable a vehicle if the driver is late making loan payments.

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Sweeney: Christie needs to produce ideas for economic growth

If New Jersey's economy is truly going to rebound in 2015, Gov. Chris Christie must start producing legitimate ideas, according to state Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford). He said creating economic growth in New Jersey is one of this top priorities.

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Gov. Chris Christie delivers the State of the State address in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse on January 14, 2014 in Trenton. (Jeff Zelevansky, Getty Images)
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Christie set to deliver State of the State address Tuesday

As Gov. Chris Christie continues to mull a run for president in 2016, there is a consensus among political pundits that Christie will give the most important speech he's ever given when he delivers the 2015 "State of the State" address on Tuesday before a special joint session of the Legislature.

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State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg. (Kena Betancur, Getty Images News)
State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg. (Kena Betancur, Getty Images News)
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Weinberg: Cowboy fan Christie ‘tone deaf to the regular Jersey guy’

The controversy continues to swirl around Gov. Chris Christie's personal and possible business relationship with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

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