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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.
Activists rally on the steps of the NJ State House, urging lawmakers to approve an act that would grant driver's licenses to immigrants living in NJ illegally. (Kevin McArdle, NJ 101.5)
Activists rally on the steps of the NJ State House, urging lawmakers to approve an act that would grant driver's licenses to immigrants living in NJ illegally. (Kevin McArdle, NJ 101.5)
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Activists host vigil to give driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants in NJ

A planned week-long vigil officially kicked off at State House on Monday as activists held a small rally urging lawmakers to approve legislation that would give driver's licenses to immigrants living in NJ illegally.

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Telemarketers Face Uncertain Future
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NJ moving to crack down on ‘abusive’ telemarketers

The “Do Not Call” law and the recently enacted statute in New Jersey banning companies from sending unsolicited text ads were supposed to drastically reduce annoying unsolicited calls and texts from telemarketers, but constituents are still complaining to lawmakers.

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10 times San Bernardino shooting came up in NJ gun control vote

On Thursday, one day after the mass shootings in Southern California that killed 14 people, New Jersey Assembly members from both sides of the political aisle invoked or at least referenced the tragedy as they debated an override attempt of Gov. Christie’s veto of a gun control bill that would make it more difficult for mentally ill people to buy a gun.

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Lawmakers in the NJ Assembly chambers during Gov. Chris Christie's 2016 budget address.  (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Lawmakers in the NJ Assembly chambers during Gov. Chris Christie's 2016 budget address. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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NJ Assembly fails to override Christie’s gun control veto

In November, the New Jersey Senate made history by successfully overriding one of Gov. Chris Christie’s vetoes for the first time. Thursday, Assembly Democrats failed in their override try.

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NJ coalition blasts proposal to exchange estate tax for gas tax hike

The hot topic at the State House in Trenton for well over a year has been increasing the gas tax to replenish the nearly bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund. The talk heated up again Tuesday when a coalition called “Better Choice Choices for New Jersey” held a press conference

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Acting Governor Kim Guadagno holds a press conference at the State House announcing the Governor's STEM Scholars Program.
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Is Guadagno gearing up for a gubernatorial campaign?

While no New Jersey Republican has formally tossed their hat into the ring to be a gubernatorial candidate in 2017, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno certainly sounded like a future candidate when she address the State League of Municipalities this month at the group’s annual conference in Atlantic City.

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