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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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‘Piercing’ poll results show how New Jerseyans feel about body modification

It looks like having a tattoo or body piercing or both isn’t just for rebels anymore, at least not in New Jersey.

A new Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released Monday showed quite a few Garden State residents said they’ve been inked or tatted or both, but a small majority said it’s not right to display piercing at work...

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Top US Tobacco Companies Enter E-Cigarette Market
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A push to increase the age for purchasing tobacco, e-cigs

The minimum age to buy or sell tobacco products and electronic cigarettes in New Jersey is 19. Several lawmakers from both political parties said that was not old enough and they’re leading the charge to increase the age. There are critics and opponents, but the movement took another step forward Thursday.

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State Senate President Steve Sweeney (Kevin McArdle)
State Senate President Steve Sweeney (Kevin McArdle)
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Sweeney stands by pension plan in face of harsh Christie criticism

Tuesday night, on the December edition of Townsquare Media’s "Ask the Governor" program, Gov. Chris Christie unleashed a tirade of criticism on State Senate President Steve Sweeney’s (D-Thorofare) plan to require quarterly payments into the public employees’ pension system through a constitutional amendment.

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Wisniewski: We need Christie for a gas tax hike

At a legislative leadership forum Tuesday sponsored by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, State Senate Budget Committee chairman Paul Sarlo (D-Wood-Ridge) suggested there were enough Democratic votes to phase out the estate tax and lowering income taxes for retirees in exchange for an increase in the gas tax to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund.

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Christie blasts NJ budget chairman over gas tax proposal

Tuesday night on the December edition of Townsquare Media’s Ask The Governor program Christie was asked point blank by host Eric Scott if he would support an increase in the gas tax in exchange for phasing out the estate tax and lower income taxes for retirees.

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Gov. Christie talks to host Eric Scott on NJ 101.5's Ask The Governor. (Kira Buxton, NJ 101.5)
Gov. Christie talks to host Eric Scott on NJ 101.5's Ask The Governor. (Kira Buxton, NJ 101.5)
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Christie: Trump’s call to ban Muslims is ‘not how you protect the country’ (VIDEO)

Front-running Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump did not back down Tuesday from his call to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. He told CNN that he was doing what was right and he didn’t care that fellow GOP candidates are rejecting his position...

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