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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. Chris Christie listens to a question as he addresses a gathering at Hackensack University Medical Center Wednesday. Christie said that there is no indication that a West African passenger taken to a Newark hospital Tuesday has been infected by the Ebola virus. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Gov. Chris Christie listens to a question as he addresses a gathering at Hackensack University Medical Center Wednesday. Christie said that there is no indication that a West African passenger taken to a Newark hospital Tuesday has been infected by the Ebola virus. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Sweeney: Unions shouldn’t trust Christie

After underfunding the state's public employees' pension system, State Senate President Steve Sweeney said public worker unions have no reason to trust Gov. Chris Christie.

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Gas tax hike debate rages on in NJ

Top legislators, policymakers and local officials descended on Trenton Wednesday for the State League of Municipalities 25th Annual Mayors' Legislative Day. There was universal agreement that the nearly-bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) must be replenished, but the debate over where the state will find the money to do that raged on.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during the Freedom Summit, Saturday, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during the Freedom Summit, Saturday, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Could Christie’s frequent trips eventually could hurt him?

Most New Jersey voters don't seem to care about Gov. Chris Christie's out-of-state travels, a Garden State political science professor says. But his presidential prospects could be damaged if he happens to be gone when a crisis occurs back home.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie waves to reporters in London
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie waves to reporters in London (Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images)
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Vaccine flap: Christie does damage control from London

Gov. Chris Christie took to Twitter Monday to announce a delayed opening for state government offices due to inclement weather, but later in the day, he set off a firestorm on social media when he said parents should have some measure of choice in vaccinating their children.

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Some Christie baggage will travel well in 2016 GOP primaries

Two issues considered dead weight in a Chris Christie presidential run in 2016 can actually be carried through Republican primaries with little problem, according to one New Jersey political expert: Bridgegate and the governor's famous embrace of President Barack Obama after Superstorm Sandy.

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College affordability bill is sent to Christie’s desk

A new panel would be given one year to find ways to make a college education less expensive in New Jersey and to present recommendations to the legislature, under a measure sent Thursday to Gov. Chris Christie that would establish the "College Affordability Study Commission."

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Governor Chris Christie speaks at his election night event after winning a second term at the Asbury Park Convention Hall
Governor Chris Christie speaks at his election night event after winning a second term at the Asbury Park Convention Hall (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
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Signs still point to a Chris Christie presidential run

Take a look at Gov. Chris Christie's jam-packed out-of-state and out-of-country itinerary, says one veteran political expert, and you'll know all you need to know about his presidential aspirations.

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