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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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Wisniewski: We need Christie for a gas tax hike

At a legislative leadership forum Tuesday sponsored by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, State Senate Budget Committee chairman Paul Sarlo (D-Wood-Ridge) suggested there were enough Democratic votes to phase out the estate tax and lowering income taxes for retirees in exchange for an increase in the gas tax to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund.

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Acting Governor Kim Guadagno holds a press conference at the State House announcing the Governor's STEM Scholars Program.
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Is Guadagno gearing up for a gubernatorial campaign?

While no New Jersey Republican has formally tossed their hat into the ring to be a gubernatorial candidate in 2017, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno certainly sounded like a future candidate when she address the State League of Municipalities this month at the group’s annual conference in Atlantic City.

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Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Lt. governor to lawmakers: Assure taxpayers transportation money won’t be wasted

During and after a speech Thursday at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities annual conference in Atlantic City, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno conceded that she didn’t know how the money would be generated to replenish the almost bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie leaves a campaign event  in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie leaves a campaign event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Christie’s approval rating drops lower than ever, poll shows

Bad news for Gov. Chris Christie. The latest poll numbers show that New Jerseyans are more dissatisfied than ever with the job the governor is doing and they feel the state is headed in the wrong direction.

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Prior to a hearing on issuing driver's licenses to those living in the U.S. illegally, a rally took place outside the State House in Trenton. (Kevin McArdle, NJ 101.5)
Prior to a hearing on issuing driver's licenses to those living in the U.S. illegally, a rally took place outside the State House in Trenton. (Kevin McArdle, NJ 101.5)
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Christie: I’ll veto drivers licenses for immigrants here illegally

On Monday, the New Jersey Assembly Homeland Security Committee approved legislation that would permit immigrants who are not in the United States legally to obtain New Jersey driver's licenses, but Gov. Chris Christie made it crystal clear he would never sign the measure.

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