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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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Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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NJ Democrats, Republicans battle over redistricting plan

New Jersey Democrats want to change the makeup of the commission that decides how the state’s legislative map is drawn every 10 years after the U.S. Census figures are released. Democrats said they want the panel to better reflect the state’s diversity and changing demographics.

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Legalizing pot in Atlantic City? One NJ lawmaker says yes

One New Jersey lawmaker thinks legalizing marijuana in Atlantic City could help spur an economic upswing at a time when the city continues to struggle by job and revenue loses from the closures of four casinos in 2014.

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NJ business groups: Don’t write pension payments into NJ constitution

“Why does anyone think this is not an obligation? That’s what aggravates the hell out of me,” Senate President Steve Sweeney said. “It’s a real bill. It doesn’t go away and I’m tired of people acting like it’s not our responsibility.”

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GOP Presidential Candidates Debate In Las Vegas
Gov. Chris Christie speaks during the CNN Republican presidential debate on Dec. 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Christie offers blunt talk, anti-terror bona fides in return to main GOP debate

Tuesday night in Las Vegas, in the first Republican presidential debate since the mass shootings in San Bernardino and Paris and on the day every school in Los Angeles was closed after an emailed terror threat, Gov. Chris Christie worked to burnish his anti-terror bona fides.

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