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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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DAVENPORT, IA - JULY 24: Republican presidential candidate New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks to guests gathered for a campaign event at Jersey Grille on July 24, 2015 in Davenport, Iowa. A recent poll had Christie trailing most of his Republican rivals in Iowa. Christie is hoping to gain support in the state with several campaign stops scheduled over this weekend. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Can Christie’s presidential run ever gain momentum?

Gov. Chris Christie has been tirelessly campaigning in New Hampshire and he's a frequent flier to Iowa, but he is gaining no traction with the voters in either state. Polls and national surveys also show him floundering near 10th in the crowded field of GOP presidential candidates.

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N.J. lawmakers push for ‘Right to Try’ unapproved drugs

A group of lawmakers is hoping to give terminally ill people in New Jersey access to drugs that are in the clinical trial stage, but have not yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Currently, there are 24 states that have enacted a "Right to Try" law.

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Battling unemployment insurance fraud in New Jersey

A stunning number of people try to fraudulently obtain unemployment insurance benefits from the State of New Jersey every week. One legislator wants a law to really punish these scammers, while the state's labor commissioner weighs in on his department's successful battle against this type of fraud.

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Could NJ STARS tuition program be expanded?

At Wednesday's hearing of the New Jersey College Affordability Study Commission, a representative from the state Council of County Colleges and several county college presidents put forth ideas including exploring eligibility expansion for NJ STARS, the New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship.

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