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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.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his State Of The State address, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his State Of The State address, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Christie’s speech places emphasis on national issues

Before his State of the State address Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie held an off-the-record briefing with national media outlets only and shut out New Jersey journalists . That could be viewed as one sign that he will toss his hat in the ring and run for president in 2016, but other signals were clearly evident in the speech as well.

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Governor Chris Christie gives the State of the State Address in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in 2013
Governor Chris Christie gives the State of the State Address in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in 2013 (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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New poll: Current State of the State is Not so Great

Hours before Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to deliver his fifth State of the State address before a special joint session of the legislature Tuesday, a new Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll was released showing that more Garden State residents disapprove of Christie's job performance than approve.

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(Nobilior, ThinkStock)
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Bill Could Keep Car Dealers from Remotely Disabling Vehicle

Some cars in New Jersey come equipped with so-called "payment assurance devices." That might sound like a good thing to some, but the devices actually allow a car dealer or lender to remotely disable a vehicle if the driver is late making loan payments.

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Sweeney: Christie needs to produce ideas for economic growth

If New Jersey's economy is truly going to rebound in 2015, Gov. Chris Christie must start producing legitimate ideas, according to state Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford). He said creating economic growth in New Jersey is one of this top priorities.

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Gov. Chris Christie delivers the State of the State address in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse on January 14, 2014 in Trenton. (Jeff Zelevansky, Getty Images)
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Christie set to deliver State of the State address Tuesday

As Gov. Chris Christie continues to mull a run for president in 2016, there is a consensus among political pundits that Christie will give the most important speech he's ever given when he delivers the 2015 "State of the State" address on Tuesday before a special joint session of the Legislature.

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Gov. Chris Christie talks with Jerry Jones before a Sunday night game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Sept. 8, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Gov. Chris Christie talks with Jerry Jones before a Sunday night game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Sept. 8, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Second Ethics Complaint Filed Against Gov. Christie

The controversy involving Gov. Chris Christie and his acceptance of luxury box tickets and travel accommodations from Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones shows no signs of dissipating.

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(Gubcio, ThinkStock)
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Death of Cinnaminson firefighter spurs new legislation

In mid-November of 2014, Cinnaminson firefighter Chris Hunter passed away just hours after he finished his last shift. The cause of death was attributed to a cardiac event. Because Lt. Hunter did not die in the line of duty medical coverage for his family was cancelled abruptly.

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