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.
Still Suffering Distress
Nearly two years after first making landfall, Superstorm Sandy victims continue to suffer from psychological stress, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new Monmouth University Poll released Monday.
Losing Confidence in Sandy Recovery
Patience is running out and frustration is ramping up for New Jersey victims of Superstorm Sandy, according to the latest Monmouth University-Asbury Park Press poll.
Losing Patience with Christie
The first oversight report from Superstorm Sandy integrity monitors won't be ready for the legislature until July 1, and that's not welcome news for Assembly Budget Committee chairman Gary Schaer. He has grown impatient over the lack of information regarding contractors hired by the Christie administration to do recovery and rebuilding work.
Guadagno: Zimmer’s Claims ‘Completely False’ [VIDEO/AUDIO]
Over the weekend, Hoboken mayor Dawn Zimmer added to the scandal circus swirling around Gov. Chris Christie and his administration by claiming Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno threatened to withhold Sandy relief funds unless the mayor approved a development project.
NJ Tourism Struggles Continue After Sandy [AUDIO]
Some New Jersey tourism experts who testified before the Assembly Tourism and the Arts Committee Thursday, said the state's "Stronger than the Storm" campaign to drive people to the shore after Sandy would have been more helpful if it kicked off earlier.
NJ Lawmakers Still Learning About Sandy Recovery
Joint hearings throughout the state continue as members of the Senate and Assembly Environment Committees gather feedback from New Jersey residents still struggling to recover and rebuild almost a year after Superstorm Sandy devastated the state.
Communication Key in NJ Emergencies
Consider this a Sandy lesson learned by New Jersey officials. In the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, it quickly became clear that communication is vital, but it’s not always possible when land lines are down.
Governor Christie Defends Sandy Ad Campaign Spending [POLL/AUDIO]
Several Democrats have been blasting Gov. Chris Christie for playing a starring role in those 'Stronger than the Storm' ads.
Sandy Relief Cash Ready To Be Handed Out In New Jersey
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says the Garden State’s disaster recovery plan has been approved by the federal government.
Governor Christie Tells Utilities He’s Not Going To Take BS About Power Restoration [VIDEO/AUDIO]
Roughly 1.7 million New Jerseyans remain without power today. Governor Chris Christie says the Garden State has never seen a storm as devastating as Sandy so the standard rules for full power restoration do not apply.