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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 YORK - JUNE 03: A Verizon logo is displayed on a building June 5, 2008 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 03: A Verizon logo is displayed on a building June 5, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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NJ small businesses fear Verizon rate hikes, service disruptions

Under a recent settlement approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Verizon can raise rates on residential and business landline phone service. Opposition was staunch and immediate.

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Legislation seeks to reduce drug addiction and overdoses

Health experts, lawmakers and residents agree that New Jersey is in the throes of a heroin epidemic. In an effort to combat the problem, One state lawmaker who is also a practicing physician, is now helping a colleague spearhead an effort to require health insurers to cover pain medications designed to reduce addiction and abuse.

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NJ college affordability panel gets to work

The New Jersey College Affordability Commission is not expected to report its recommendations to Gov. Chris Christie and the Legislature until September of 2016, but the panel took testimony Wednesday at the Statehouse and received a variety of ideas to consider in an effort to lower the cost of a college education in New Jersey.

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In this May 12, 2015, photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a crowd at an event in Pembroke, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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Christie wants to banish America’s cynics

As Gov. Chris Christie continues to travel the county talking about a range of topics including national defense, entitlement reform and economic policy, he's also taking on America's cynics.

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BRADLEY BEACH, NJ - AUGUST 15: Sunbathers enjoy the cool waters in Bradley Beach, New Jersey. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
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NJ’s beaches are in great shape, says report

Beaches at the Jersey shore are ready for tourists, vacationers and day trippers this holiday weekend, according to a report released Thursday.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at an event at the University of New Hampshire in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Pension reform plan could have system largely funded by 2043

As discussion about the public employees' pension system continues, one plan has been proposed that would have pensions 74.4 percent funded by 2043.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at an event at the University of New Hampshire in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Christie plans to unveil college affordability plan

Gov. Chris Christie says he plans to announce in the near future a detailed proposal for making college more affordable and to ensure that institutions of higher education are matching students' skills to the needs of employers.

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