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Kevin McArdle

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.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference in Philadelphia, Friday, June 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Democrats give Christie’s presidential campaign a big gift

Gov. Chris Christie is expected to formally launch his presidential campaign at Livingston High School on Tuesday. His speech will likely boast of his accomplishments, including his recent vetoes of more than 1.6 billion from the 2016 budget approved by the Democratic-controlled Legislature.

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NJ Lawmakers battle over family planning funds (Catherine Yeulet, ThinkStock)
NJ Lawmakers battle over family planning funds (Catherine Yeulet, ThinkStock)
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Lawmakers battle over family planning funds in New Jersey

In 2010, Gov. Chris Christie eliminated $7.45 million as a state budget line item for family planning and other women's health services. Every since then, Democratic lawmakers have added the funding into the state budget only to see Christie veto the money out.

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Assembly Chambers (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Democrats to unveil ‘alternative’ spending plan for NJ

Gov. Chris Christie's budget plan is going to have some competition. Assembly Speaker Vinnie Prieto (D-Secaucus) said the goal is for the Democrat-controlled NJ Legislature to unveil an alternative spending plan Monday and possibly pass it and send it to Christie on June 25.

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Officers and their K9 partners from the Union County Sheriff's office pay respects to NY-NJ Port Authority K9 dog Sirius, killed during the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center. (Photo by Don Murray/Getty Images)
Officers and their K9 partners from the Union County Sheriff's office pay respects to NY-NJ Port Authority K9 dog Sirius, killed during the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center. (Photo by Don Murray/Getty Images)
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Better protection for police dogs in New Jersey

Those who kill a police dog in New Jersey already face harsh penalties, but the top Republican in the Assembly said the state needs more severe punishment for anyone who assaults a police canine.

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NJ Transit train (Townsqaure Media)
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New plan to analyze future NJ Transit fare hikes

On July 15, NJ Transit will vote on a proposal for a nine percent fare increase. Thursday, the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee was scheduled to consider a move to require that a separate state agency evaluate and determine whether future hikes are necessary and fair.

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