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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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Common Core – Poll shows New Jerseyans know little about it

The controversial Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exams have started in most school districts throughout the state this month, but a new poll reveals most New Jersey residents admit they don't know much about the Common Core education standards that are aligned with the standardized tests.

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Retirement savings – The statistics for Americans are worrisome

Have you saved any money for retirement or are you among the many Americans who haven't socked away anything? You could get the opportunity to have your company take a small percentage from your paycheck and put it into a state-run retirement account.

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NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney
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State Senate president calls NJ’s Exxon settlement ‘seriously wrong’

New Jersey sought $8.9 billion in its decade-long land contamination lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp but has settled for $225 million. In an exclusive interview with Townsquare Media, State Sen. President Steve Sweeney said he is stunned by the settlement and is seeking answers.

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Sports betting issue sharply divides New Jerseyans, poll says

New Jersey adults are divided on the idea of legalizing sports betting at existing casinos and racetracks in the Garden State, but a clear majority is opposed to allowing casinos outside of Atlantic City, according to the latest statewide poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind.

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NJ snow removal funding could face 50 percent cut

As New Jerseyans brace for another winter storm Wednesday night. Gov. Chris Christie might be forecasting a milder winter next year. The governor's fiscal year 2016 $33.8 billion budget proposal calls for slashing the funding for snow removal by $44 million, a nearly 50 percent reduction.

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A proposed bill would strengthen gun laws in NJ to protect domestic violence victims from gun violence. (JOHN GOMEZ, ThinkStock)
A proposed bill would strengthen gun laws in NJ to protect domestic violence victims from gun violence. (JOHN GOMEZ, ThinkStock)
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NJ domestic violence committee discusses goals

In February, State Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner formed a committee to examine issues related to domestic violence cases in the New Jersey court system. Members of the panel gathered Monday for a meet-and-greet and to talk about what they hoped to accomplish.

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Chris Christie strikes a right-facing profile for 2016

As he gears up for a run in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, Gov. Chris Christie is stressing positions that may appeal to conservatives but could make it more difficult to court moderates in a general national election.

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Gov. Chris Christie answers a question during a town hall meeting in Moorestown (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Chris Christie’s job approval numbers hit all-time low

The majority of registered Garden State voters disapprove of the job Gov. Chris Christie is doing.  The governor's approval numbers are at the lowest since he took office, according to a new poll.

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Medical marijuana program under scrutiny in New Jersey

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, one of the lawmakers who led the charge to establish New Jersey's medical marijuana program, said that in the near future he will present information from a public hearing on the topic, held on Monday, to the state Department of Health.

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