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.
Tackling the poverty problem in New Jersey
It is rare for legislative hearings to take place on days other than Monday or Thursday, but on Wednesday, Assembly Speaker Vinnie Prieto convened four special committee meetings to start addressing the very real problem of poverty in New Jersey.
Christie vetoed bill to track domestic violence offenders, but fight’s not over
Much to the surprise of its sponsor, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have created a four-year pilot program in Ocean County to electronically track convicted domestic violence offenders using GPS devices that would alert victims on their cell phones if their attackers were nearby.
Are cyber attackers accessing your medical records?
The healthcare sector is becoming more and more vulnerable to cyber attacks and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness is fully aware of that fact.
Christie apologizes for calling NJ mayor ‘crazy’
While campaigning for president at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire Monday night, Gov. Chris Christie called North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello “crazy” because the mayor claimed that flooding in his Cape May County town was worse after the recent weekend snow storm than it was after Superstorm Sandy. Tuesday morning, Christie made things right.
More than half of Americans are ‘angry at Washington,’ poll shows
Gridlock in Washington, D.C. along with stepped up rhetoric and harsh language in the nation’s capitol are starting to get on the nerves of the American public, according to a new poll.
Legislation would commit $500 million to battle drug addiction
New Jersey is in the throes of a heroin and opioid addiction epidemic, but the rest of the country is no stranger to the crisis according to one New Jersey Congressman.
NJ largely clueless about gas tax ballot question, says poll
It looks like New Jersey voters aren't paying much attention to a constitutional amendment being discussed in Trenton that could bring a change to how the state spends the revenue collected from its gas tax.
Even hands-free devices can be dangerous for drivers, study shows
While they may be convenient to use, new hands-free technologies may not necessarily be reducing driver distractions.
Is NJ’s reputation improving around the country?
A handful of New Jersey mayors are among the roughly 300 from across the country at the annual Winter Conference of Mayors event in Washington, D.C.
Assembly Speaker: NJ’s poverty rate is embarrassing
Poverty is still a very real problem in the Garden State, according to Assembly Speaker Vinnie Prieto.