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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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Novel Idea for NJ: How About a Tax Cut? [AUDIO]

With talk coming out of Trenton in recent weeks about some top Democrats who want to discuss hiking the gas and millionaires' taxes, one legislator actually wants to lower a tax we all pay -- but history shows the possibility of success is not high.

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Study: NJ is Overlooking its Oversight Responsibilities [AUDIO]

New Jersey does not do a good job overseeing the independent contractors that it hires, according to a new Rutgers University study titled, “Overlooking Oversight: A Lack of Oversight in the Garden State is Placing New Jersey Residents and Assets at Risk.”

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Gov. Christie Plans New Tax Rate for E-Cigarettes [AUDIO]

As part of his Fiscal Year 2015 State Budget plan, Gov. Chris Christie proposes taxing electronic cigarettes at the same rate as conventional cigarettes - $2.70 per pack. One state legislator, who has already asked the federal government to study the health impacts of e-cigarettes, supports the governor's idea.

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Christie’s Online Tax Collection Plan Could Generate Revenue [AUDIO]

In his state budget address, Gov. Chris Christie proposed forcing online-only retailers to collect New Jersey's seven-percent sales tax and turn that revenue over to the state. If you think this means a tax increase for you, think again. Consumers are already required to pay the tax, but many don't.

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Do You Have Ideas to Cut Property Taxes? [AUDIO]

If all 80 members of New Jersey's General Assembly and all 40 state Senators gathered in one room for one full day to talk about property tax relief and reform and invited you to present ideas, would you do it? The Assembly Minority Leader thinks it's worth a try.

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