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.
NJ Gay Marriage Ruling Not Expected Before Fall [AUDIO]
In one of the first major courtroom tests since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Lambda Legal presented oral arguments Thursday on a motion for summary judgment before the New Jersey Superior Court in a case seeking marriage equality on behalf of Garden…
NJ Municipal Salaries Would be Capped Under Legislation [POLL/AUDIO]
New Jersey State Senator Sam Thompson plans to introduce legislation next week that would cap the salaries of employees at local sewerage, utilities and county improvement authorities. The legislation will also end other employee perks funded by public dollars.
75 MPH Speed Limits on Major NJ Highways? [POLL/AUDIO]
Speed limits on major New Jersey highways, like the Garden State Parkway, NJ Turnpike and others could be increased, maybe even to 75 mph, if that's the limit traffic engineers determine is the safest.
New Law Cracks Down on Handicapped Parking Permits in NJ [AUDIO]
There's a new law on the books that aims to crack down on perfectly healthy people who park in handicapped parking spots reserved for the disabled.
Sandy Damaged Businesses Not Applying for Help [AUDIO]
If your business was damaged by Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey has money to help you rebuild and recover, but the state isn't going to come looking for you.
How Can You Win Tickets to the Super Bowl? [AUDIO]
The State Department of Health is teaming up with the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and the New Jersey Workplace Blood Donor Coalition to drive up donations and raise awareness.
Are NJ’s School Buses as Safe as They Can Be? [AUDIO]
Yesterday, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) presented a report following its probe into a New Jersey school bus crash that killed an 11-year-old girl and left 15 students injured.
Are You Happy With the NJ Legislature? [AUDIO]
Are you satisfied with the job the State Senate and General Assembly are doing in New Jersey?
Do Your Kids Know What They’re Doing on Facebook? [POLL/AUDIO]
With so much rain lately your kids are probably spending a lot of time indoors staring at a computer screen.
Towns Still Struggling With Sandy Costs
By now, you've probably heard that tax assessments on more than 40,000 Garden State properties have been reduced by $4.3 billion due to damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.
Tougher Penalties for Texting and Talking While Driving Now Law [AUDIO]
If you're one of those people who is still talking and/or texting on your hand-held cell phone while driving, you could soon be paying dramatically higher fines and you might lose your driver's license for a while too.
Minimum Wage Hike Means Maximum Pain, NJ Biz Leaders Claim [AUDIO]
Garden State business leaders warn of very bad things to come if voters approve a ballot question this November that would amend the constitution to increase the state's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.25 and then adjust it annually based on the rate of inflation.