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.
Do people believe there’s a war on Christmas?
36 percent of Democrats said politicians were trying to take ‘Christ’ out of Christmas, but 64 percent of Republicans felt that way.
Bill aims to speed up NJ’s unemployment benefits process
Too many people are waiting too long to get their unemployment insurance benefits according to State Sen. Shirley Turner (D-Trenton).
Wisniewski: We need Christie for a gas tax hike
At a legislative leadership forum Tuesday sponsored by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, State Senate Budget Committee chairman Paul Sarlo (D-Wood-Ridge) suggested there were enough Democratic votes to phase out the estate tax and lowering income taxes for retirees in exchange for an…
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.…
Poll: NJ residents don’t trust either political party
From crumbling roads and bridges to a massively underfunded public employees’ pension and health benefits system to the highest in the nation property taxes, the Garden State has a lot of problems.
Lt. governor to lawmakers: Assure taxpayers transportation money won’t be wasted
During and after a speech Thursday at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities annual conference in Atlantic City, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno conceded that she didn’t know how the money would be generated to replenish the almost bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund.
Gas tax hike in NJ is still overwhelming opposed by voters
While most Garden State residents expect a gas tax increase to be proposed in the near future to pay for road and bridge repairs, the majority of them don't support it.
Helping fathers ‘play a more responsible role’ in their kids’ lives
About half of all children in America spend some of their life apart from one or both of their parents, and most often it’s the dad who isn’t around, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Christie’s approval rating drops lower than ever, poll shows
Bad news for Gov. Chris Christie. The latest poll numbers show that New Jerseyans are more dissatisfied than ever with the job the governor is doing and they feel the state is headed in the wrong direction.
Senator: Legalizing marijuana could bring NJ $1 billion
It was a historic hearing at the State House in Trenton Monday as the State Senate Judiciary Committee held its first ever hearing on legalizing marijuana.
Christie: I’ll veto drivers licenses for immigrants here illegally
On Monday, the New Jersey Assembly Homeland Security Committee approved legislation that would permit immigrants who are not in the United States legally to obtain New Jersey driver's licenses, but Gov. Chris Christie made it crystal clear he would never sign the measure.
A Trump/Christie ticket? Not likely, analysts say
GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump hinted Wednesday in New Hampshire that Gov. Chris Christie could be a possible running mate.