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.
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.
Should Home Invaders Face Mandatory Jail Time? [VIDEO/AUDIO/POLL]
It's likely to mean lengthy prison time for the suspect when and if police catch the man, who was caught on a nanny camera beating a northern New Jersey woman during a home invasion.
Cyber-Harassment Could Soon Be a Crime in NJ [AUDIO]
Cyber-harassment could soon be a crime in New Jersey.
Don’t Expect NJ Beaches To Ever Be Entirely Free [AUDIO]
Starting this summer, a new State Senate task force will be looking at the issue of beach fees in New Jersey.
Christie Gives Full Support to Rutgers Hierarchy [VIDEO]
Embattled Rutgers University is embroiled in yet another scandal and this one shows no signs of letting up. Newly-hired Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann is under fire for allegedly calling members of the University of Tennessee volleyball team, “whores” and “…
Is Statewide All-Day Kindergarten a Good Idea? [AUDIO]
Is it a good idea to offer full-day kindergarten statewide in New Jersey?
Texting While Driving Penalties Could Having You Thinking Twice [AUDIO]
If you're one of those people, who still ignores the law against talking and texting on a hand-held cell phone while driving, you could soon be facing dramatically increased fines and possible loss of license.
Chris Christie Would Probably Beat George Washington, Expert Says [AUDIO]
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's approvals are still through the roof in every independent poll, but one political experts says if you're handicapping Christie's chances for re-election, his approval rating is not the true measure.
Young Gambling Addicts In New Jersey [AUDIO]
Gaming industry leaders, law enforcement and state officials huddled at the State House yesterday to talk about the issue of gambling addiction in New Jersey.
Sandy Relief Cash Ready To Be Handed Out In New Jersey
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says the Garden State’s disaster recovery plan has been approved by the federal government.
NJ Revenues Remain Below Pre-Recession Peak [AUDIO]
When will New Jersey really have its comeback?
Did NJ High School Basketball Coach Cause Player’s Vision Loss? [AUDIO]
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: This afternoon Townsquare Media NJ received a letter from members of the St. Peter's Prep basketball team in support of Coach Todd Decker. In the letter, the players say, "at no point ever have we felt threatened or fearful in any towards Coach Decker.&…