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.
Fire Union Offended by Christie Comment [AUDIO]
A 2 percent cap on salary increases that arbitrators can award for public employees expired March 31 and Gov. Chris Christie has been using his Town Hall meetings as a vehicle to rail against the Democrat-controlled Assembly for not talking action on a bill to extend the limit.
Flashing Your Headlights in NJ: Is it Legal? [POLL/AUDIO]
It's not against the law in New Jersey for drivers to flash their headlights to warn motorists of a police speed trap ahead, but that doesn't mean cops aren't handing out summonses.
Should NJ Legalize Pot? [POLL/AUDIO]
Licensed facilities would be allowed to grow and sell small amounts of marijuana in New Jersey, and residents 21 and older would be allowed to possess and grow a little bit of the drug, under a newly introduced bill sponsored by state Sen. Nick Scutari.
Marijuana Would be Legal in NJ Under Bill [POLL/AUDIO]
Possession of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use would be legal in New Jersey under a newly introduced bill.
NJ Gas Tax Hike Bill Formally Introduced [POLL/AUDIO]
There has been a lot of talk about increasing the gas tax in New Jersey, but Monday there was some action too. An influential state lawmaker officially introduced a bill to hike the tax.
NJ Residents Give Opinions on Drugged Driving [AUDIO]
The vast majority of New Jersey residents think drunken driving is a very serious problem, but far fewer feel the same way about driving under the influence of prescription drugs.
NJ Has Heroin Epidemic, Says Lawmaker [AUDIO]
Heroin abuse and addiction is not gradually becoming an epidemic in the Garden State. It is an epidemic right now, according to one state legislator who has introduced a bill that provides stricter penalties for heroin-related crimes.
NJ Bill Extends Child Support Payments [AUDIO]
Legislation approved by the New Jersey Assembly Judiciary Committee Monday could change the termination age for child support payments from 18 to 19 years of age.
NJ Kids Ineligible for Drug Court Program [AUDIO]
Despite the heroin epidemic gripping the Garden State, juveniles are not currently eligible for New Jersey's drug court program, which offers supervised rehabilitation instead of jail time.
Helping NJ Towns Pay for Snow Removal [AUDIO]
If you live anywhere in New Jersey you already know how brutal this winter has been. What you might not know is the answer to the question: will snow removal costs cause taxes to go up in your town?
Making it Easier to Shop NJ College Choices [AUDIO]
Proposed state legislation would provide students and parents with a shopper's guide to college costs, available aid and determining how much debt will be left to pay after a degree is acquired.
High-Paying NJ Jobs, No Degree Required [AUDIO]
A coalition has been formed in New Jersey to help match skilled workers to high-paying jobs that don't necessarily require college degrees.