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.
Christie, lawmakers strike a deal on North Jersey casinos
New Jersey lawmakers Monday announced a compromise that could allow voters to decide on whether or not to build two casinos in the northern part of the Garden State.
What NJ Needs to Know About Traveling During the Pope’s Visit
Take mass transit or stay off the roads during Pope Francis’ visit if possible. That continues to be the strong message from the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Should New Jersey prohibit new jughandles?
Traffic circles are the bane of many commuters' existence in New Jersey, but we don't hear much complaining about jughandles. At least we didn't until very recently.
College affordability bill is sent to Christie’s desk
A new panel would be given one year to find ways to make a college education less expensive in New Jersey and to present recommendations to the legislature, under a measure sent Thursday to Gov. Chris Christie that would establish the "College Affordability Study Commission."
Bill seeks to stop unsolicited text messages
It would be illegal for companies to send unsolicited advertisements via text messages under a bill scheduled to be considered by the Senate Commerce Committee on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
Tracking State Vehicles to Save Taxpayer Money [AUDIO]
Few things anger New Jerseyans more than when they see a state vehicle being abused.
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 “alcoholics.” A new report says Hermann was also involved in a discrimination lawsuit while at Louisville.
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." They go on to say, "Coach Decker has nothing but our support and dedication."