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 Protecting Kids From Pedophiles After Emergencies [AUDIO]
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed into law a bill to better protect children from sex offenders during emergencies.
Holding Utilities Feet To The Fire [AUDIO]
The power outages in New Jersey following Superstorm Sandy were unacceptably long to many and lawmakers have been getting an earful from residents.
Adults Only Should Mean Adults Only, Lawmaker Says [AUDIO]
Kids can't buy cigarettes, alcohol or tickets to an X-Rated movie, so why are they allowed to buy video games that are rated, "adults only" or "mature?"
Texting Behind The Wheel Could Cost You Your License [POLL/AUDIO]
If you're one of those people who still ignores the law and talks or texts on a hand-held cell phone while driving you could soon be forced to do it from the passenger seat.
You Can Track Sandy Relief Spending [AUDIO]
There's been a lot of talk about making sure federal Sandy Relief aid is spent wisely, but today the full Assembly votes on a bill to deploy integrity oversight monitors.
Rebuild The Right Way After Sandy Or Pay The Price [AUDIO]
New Jerseyans have very clear and very strong opinions on rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy.
NJ’s Emergency Disaster Relief Act Of 2013 [AUDIO]
In his budget address Governor Chris Christie proposes setting aside $40 million to help those impacted by Superstorm Sandy. State Senator Jim Whelan applauds the plan, but thinks people can't for the help until the budget is adopted in late June.
Governor Christie Says Budget Plan Restores Fiscal Sanity [VIDEO/AUDIO/POLL]
Governor Chris Christie has presented a $32.9 billion State Budget proposal. He says it maintains the fiscal discipline needed to restore New Jersey, is balanced and imposes no tax increases.
Frank Lautenberg Won’t Seek Another Term
U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) will not run for re-election next year. New Jersey’s senior U.S. Senator has decided to call it quits.
New Jerseyans Will Decide Minimum Wage Hike
The full Assembly has voted "yes" on legislation that puts a question on this November’s ballot asking voters if they’d like to amend the State constitution to increase the minimum wage.
NJ Lawmaker Seeks To Stop JCP&L Rate Hike [AUDIO]
Assemblyman Greg McGuckin, a member of the Telecommunications and Utilities Committee, feels Jersey Central Power & Light Company (JCP&L) should withdraw their recently submitted request to the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) for a $31.5 million rate hike in order to cover the costs …
Governor Christie Talks About Sandy Relief Cash [AUDIO]
Tomorrow in Washington, D.C., the House is expected to vote on the remaining $51 billion in Sandy Relief aid for New Jersey and New York.