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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.

Red Light Camera
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Do red light cameras have a future in NJ?

New Jersey's controversial red light camera pilot program is scheduled to expire in December, and while some legislators are eagerly anticipating the end of the program, other lawmakers are unsure about the future of red light cameras in the Garden State.

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Domestic violence
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NJ Assembly approves domestic abuse bills

The New Jersey Assembly unanimously approved six bills on Monday designed to address the issue of domestic violence and abuse. The sponsors of the measures all said the legislation was drafted long before the high-profile cases involving NFL star running backs Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson came to light.

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Assembly Chambers
Assembly Chambers (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Bill could withold payment to tax delinquent vendors

Legislation approved Thursday by the Assembly Labor Committee would send a simple message to vendors the State of New Jersey has under contract: if you don't pay your taxes we're not paying you for services rendered.

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NEWTOWN, CT - UNSPECIFED DATE: In this handout crime scene evidence photo provided by the Connecticut State Police, shows the exterior of the Sandy Hook Elementary School following the December 14, 2012 shooting rampage, taken on an unspecified date in Newtown, Connecticut. A second report was released December 27, 2013 by Connecticut State Attorney Stephen Sedensky III gave more details of the the Newtown school shooting by Adam Lanza that left 20 children and six women educators dead inside Sandy Hook Elementary School after killing his mother at their home.  (Photo by Connecticut State Police via Getty Images)
NEWTOWN, CT - UNSPECIFED DATE: In this handout crime scene evidence photo provided by the Connecticut State Police, shows the exterior of the Sandy Hook Elementary School following the December 14, 2012 shooting rampage, taken on an unspecified date in Newtown, Connecticut. A second report was released December 27, 2013 by Connecticut State Attorney Stephen Sedensky III gave more details of the the Newtown school shooting by Adam Lanza that left 20 children and six women educators dead inside Sandy Hook Elementary School after killing his mother at their home. (Photo by Connecticut State Police via Getty Images)
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Christie vetoes school panic alarm bill

Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed legislation that would have required every public school in the Garden State to install panic alarms and emergency lights.

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Water main break in New York City
Water main break in New York City (Andrew Burton, Getty Images)
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Addressing NJ’s aging and decaying water infrastructure

Top experts descended on Washington, D.C. Wednesday to ask federal lawmakers to invest in the nation's aging and decaying water infrastructure. This is an issue in New Jersey and addressing it won't come on the cheap, according to Robert Iacullo, executive vice president with United Water New Jersey.

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Cory Booker
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Booker’s US Senate re-election race closer-than expected

Considering that New Jersey has about 700,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans, and that the state hasn't elected a Republican to the U.S. Senate since 1972, you might expect incumbent Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) to have a huge lead over his GOP opponent -- but the race is tighter than many thought.

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