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.
Should NJ Ban Smoking at Beaches and Parks? [AUDIO]
The state Assembly Tourism and Gaming Committee is expected to consider a bill Thursday that would prohibit smoking in popular outdoor locales.
Do Too Many Tests Undermine Learning? [AUDIO]
New legislation introduced in Trenton would limit the amount of tests a teacher in New Jersey could give to students.
More and More Kids Smoking Electronic Cigarettes [AUDIO]
Electronic cigarettes are growing in popularity among adults because they're odorless and smokeless, but that's exactly the same reason the use of e-cigarettes among children is skyrocketing.
Teacher-Student Communication Focus of New Bill [AUDIO]
Most teachers already know what is and is not appropriate when communicating with a student, but it can't hurt to make sure they know the rules.
Most NJ Residents Doubt Gov’s Bridge Story: Poll [AUDIO]
As more New Jerseyans begin to doubt Gov. Chris Christie's version of when and how he learned of the unannounced George Washington Bridge access lane closures, his poll numbers are plummeting.
Scandal-Scarred Christie Sworn in for Second Term [VIDEO/AUDIO]
Gov. Chris Christie is still being dogged by the Hoboken and George Washington Bridge scandals, but most people wouldn't have known that by listening to his inaugural address on Tuesday.
NJ Super Bowl a Political Boon for Chris Christie [POLL/AUDIO]
Next month, New Jersey's MetLife Stadium will play host to the Super Bowl. Bringing the NFL's championship game to the Garden State is a big win for Gov. Chris Christie particularly if he truly is eying a run at the White House in 2016. But one political expert warns of a possible pitfall …
NJ’s Minimum Wage Hike Kicks in Tomorrow [AUDIO]
Roughly 250,000 Garden State residents earning minimum wage will be getting a $1 pay increase beginning tomorrow.
You’re Not Alone if You Dread Holiday Shopping [AUDIO]
Now is the time of year when we deck the halls, but if you mention Christmas shopping, a lot of New Jerseyans might have to resist the urge to deck you instead.
NJ Child Care Workers Barely Above Poverty Level [AUDIO]
Would you stay in a job that pays barely over the poverty level if you had other options?
NJ Tourism Struggles Continue After Sandy [AUDIO]
Some New Jersey tourism experts who testified before the Assembly Tourism and the Arts Committee Thursday, said the state's "Stronger than the Storm" campaign to drive people to the shore after Sandy would have been more helpful if it kicked off earlier.
Lawmakers Crack Down on Online Scammers [AUDIO]
More and more people are paying bills and doing banking online these days because it's very convenient, but it can also be dangerous if you're not careful because your personal and financial information is out there in a scammers playground.