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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.

Variety Of Recessionary Forces Leave Las Vegas Economy Scarred
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Poll: NJ residents oppose casino expansion

As Atlantic City's casino industry continues to struggle, talk has ramped up in Trenton about allowing casinos in other parts of the state. A Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released Monday asked New Jerseyans if they favored the idea, and the casino expansion concept came up snake eyes with exactly half of the respondents.

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Gov. Christie makes a statement about bail reform
Gov. Christie makes a statement about bail reform (Gov's Office)
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NJ Assembly to vote Monday on bail reforms

Gov. Chris Christie used a special session address Thursday to plead with lawmakers to vote on bail reform measures. The Senate approved the legislation, but the Assembly bailed from the State House just minutes after hearing what the governor had to say.

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Obamacare enrollment open for life-changing events

The next enrollment period to get health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act begins in November, but there is special enrollment eligibility for those who have experienced life-changing events.

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Gov. Christie makes a statement regarding bail reform
Gov. Christie makes a statement regarding bail reform (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Christie makes case for bail reform

In advance of Thursday’s special session of the legislature, Gov. Chris Christie held a State House press conference Wednesday to urge lawmakers to pass bail reform measures. Flanked by advocacy group leaders, Christie said the time to act is now.

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Bill would eliminate sales tax on pet meds

It's no secret that many people spend thousands of dollars trying to keep their pets healthy and alive. Legislation introduced in Trenton would give pet lovers a bit of a break by excluding pet medications from New Jersey's 7 percent sales tax.

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