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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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NJ black bears don’t hibernate: What that means for you

Once the winter sets in many people in New Jersey think they don’t have to worry about black bears because they’re all hibernating. Contrary to popular opinion, black bears don’t hibernate in the Garden State, they torpor and there’s a big difference.

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Senate President Steve Sweeney and Gov. Chris Christie (Governor's Office, Tim Larsen)
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NJ’s top Democrat ‘frustrated’ by Christie’s frequent absences

Gov. Chris Christie and State Sen. President Steve Sweeney were once close allies, but the friendship seems to have disintegrated as Christie and Sweeney are now engaged in a war of words, but it could be pure politics at play.

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Is gun violence or terrorism the bigger threat to America?

Mass shootings are happening with alarming frequency in the United States, and the latest Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind national poll released Tuesday asks Americans if they see gun violence as a greater threat than terrorism.

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NJ’s jobless rate lowest since Christie took office

New Jersey has still not recovered all of the jobs lost during the great recession, but the latest figures released Thursday by the Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development revealed the state is moving in the right direction, albeit slowly. The state added almost 5,000 jobs in September cutting the unemployment rate to its lowest level since Gov. Chris Christie first took office after being elected in November of 2009.

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Hazel Loarca, 7, drinks her milk in the cafeteria area at Kingsley Elementary School, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Good news and bad news about NJ’s school breakfast program

There was good news and bad news in the fifth annual NJ School Breakfast report released Thursday by Advocates for Children of New Jersey.

More kids are getting school breakfast including children from high-income families, but hundreds of thousands aren’t...

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NJEA headquarters (Kevin McArdle, NJ101.5 news)
NJEA headquarters (Kevin McArdle, NJ101.5 news)
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Lawmaker, NJEA clash over campaign cash

In a late afternoon State House press conference Monday, Assembly GOP Leader Join Bramnick (R-Westfield) accused the New Jersey Education Association of spending roughly $3 million dollars to prop up the campaigns of Democratic Assembly candidates in three districts because they answered a survey saying would support the positions of the teachers’ union.

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During a press conference in Princeton Monday, Senate Pres. Steve Sweeney announces plans for another attempt to veto a bill. (Kevin McArdle, NJ 101.5)
During a press conference in Princeton Monday, Senate Pres. Steve Sweeney announces plans for another attempt to veto a bill. (Kevin McArdle, NJ 101.5)
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Sweeney: ‘No one is going to hide’ from veto override vote

The New Jersey Senate will make another attempt to override a veto on a bill designed to prevent mentally ill people from getting guns. This time, however, the Senate president is taking steps to make sure every member of the upper house shows up to cast a vote...

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