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 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 …
Chris Christie Cruises to Re-election Victory [VIDEO/AUDIO]
By a 22-point margin yesterday, Gov. Chris Christie got the landslide win he was craving.
Jets Fan, 3 Others Face Charges in MetLife Melee
New Jersey State Police have charged Jets fan Kurt Paschke of Long Island and three others involved in an altercation at Metlife Stadium caught on video following Sunday's Jets game.
Christie and Buono’s Second Debate [POLL/VIDEO]
Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic Sen. Barbara Buono squared off in the second and final gubernatorial debate.
Communication Key in NJ Emergencies
Consider this a Sandy lesson learned by New Jersey officials. In the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, it quickly became clear that communication is vital, but it’s not always possible when land lines are down.
Does Violence in the Media Influence Children?
Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill into law that is designed to teach parents how to limit their children’s exposure to media violence on television, websites and video games.
Chris Christie to the Rescue for GOP Candidates? [AUDIO]
Gov. Chris Christie's endorsement of a Republican legislative candidate wouldn't do anything to sway most New Jersey voters according to the most recent statewide poll.
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.
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.
Consumer Confidence Soaring in New Jersey [AUDIO]
Consumer confidence is up in the Garden State.
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.