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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.

Gov. Christie, interviewed by Eric Scott, on 'Ask the Governor' Monday night. (Photo by Kira Buxton)
Gov. Christie, interviewed by Eric Scott, on 'Ask the Governor' Monday night. (Photo by Kira Buxton)
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Christie Says the State Will Not ‘Close Down’ [POLL]

A New Jersey court will hear arguments June 25 in a lawsuit seeking to stop Gov. Chris Christie from slashing the current fiscal year's pension payment from a projected $1.6 billion to pay $696 million, knocking this year's budget out of balance. Christie said Monday night that a negative ruling by the court will not result in a government shutdown.

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State Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner
State Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ Supreme Court Nomination Approved by Senate Panel [AUDIO]

On Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the re-nomination of New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, after a deal brokered by the offices of Gov. Chris Christie and Senate President Stephen Sweeney that broke a logjam over high court nominees.

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NJ Assembly Speaker Vinnie Prieto
NJ Assembly Speaker Vinnie Prieto (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Gov, Legislature Agree on Pay Hike Bill [AUDIO/VIDEO]

The New Jersey Assembly has approved a bill that could help towns stay below the 2 percent cap on property tax increases. The measure limits arbitrator-awarded salary increases for police and firefighters.

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New Jersey Casinos
New Jersey casinos (Williams Thomas Cain, Getty Images)
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Poll: New Jerseyans Prefer Atlantic City Casinos [AUDIO]

Casinos in Atlantic City have seen a big dent in their profits as casinos in neighboring states like New York continue to pop up, but a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released Monday shows Garden State residents are loyal to Atlantic City.

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(JaysonPhotography, ThinkStock)
(JaysonPhotography, ThinkStock)
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Legislation Addresses Drivers’ Health Issues [AUDIO]

A proposed legislation would require health care providers to report information to the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission about individuals whose health problems may impair their ability to safely operate a vehicle.

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NJ Driver's License (NJ MVC)
NJ Driver's License (New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission)
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NJ Immigrant Driving Bill Held for Revisions [AUDIO]

Legislation granting driving privileges to some New Jersey residents living in the United States illegally was pulled from the Assembly Transportation Committee Thursday by the bill's sponsor so it can be retooled.

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