Matt Katz

Reporter, WNYC News

Matt Katz appears in the following:

Chris Christie Holds First Town Hall Since Bridgegate

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Governor Christie will hold his first town hall meeting with constituents - the first since members of his administration were directly linked to the order to close down traffic lanes at the George Washington Bridge in an apparent act of political payback.

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Bridgegate Heads To Court

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

WNYC

Legislators are trying to force top Christie staffers to disclose what the governor knew about the lane closures, and when.

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Bridgegate: Week Six

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

New Jersey Public Radio reporter Matt Katz and managing editor, Nancy Solomon cover the latest in the investigations into the lane closures in Fort Lee as the Bridgegate scandal is now in its sixth week.

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Water Under the Bridgegate?

Friday, February 14, 2014

When a benign traffic jam due to lane closings on the George Washington Bridge was revealed to be politically motivated revenge exacted by NJ Gov. Chris Christie's top aides, all hell...

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Amid Criticism, NJ Quietly Firing 2nd Sandy Contractor

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The firing is reminiscent of the situation of HGI, the biggest Sandy contractor, which was secretly fired in December.

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NJ Scandals Taking Toll on Governance?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

It may be hard for some in the Christie administration to do their jobs, when they're so concerned about keeping them.

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Subpoenas Go Far Beyond Bridgegate

Thursday, February 13, 2014

This is no longer just an investigation into the cause of a traffic jam.

New subpoenas issued to 18 people and entities as part of the New Jersey Legislature's investigation into George Washington Bridge lane closures investigation seek information far beyond the names of those who cooked up the September ...

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Finally, a Bit of Good News for Christie

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

After more than a month of relentless news stories about abuse-of-power scandals plaguing the Christie administration, the governor got three bits of good news on Tuesday.

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New Bridgegate Subpoenas Probe Christie Chopper

Monday, February 10, 2014

18 new subpoenas from the special New Jersey legislative committee investigating Chris Christie's involvement in lane closures at the George Washington Bridge include one to the sta...

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Christie Grants Eminent Domain, Doesn't Realize It

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The governor claimed on a radio show Monday night he didn't know anything about granting extraordinary eminent domain powers to a new higher education board in South Jersey. But Chris...

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Bridgegate Subpoenas: Only 4 of 20 Respond

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

WNYC

Responses to just four of the 20 subpoenas issued in the Bridgegate scandal have been provided to the special investigative committee in the New Jersey Legislature, WNYC has learned. The documents were due Monday.

Those complying are all current or former Port Authority officials: Philippe Danielides, aide to the authority ...

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Christie Pledges to Comply with a Subpoena as Ex-Aide Invokes the Fifth

Monday, February 03, 2014

The governor said in a radio interview on Monday evening that his office would cooperate with the U.S. Attorney investigating his administration.

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Ten Sandy Contractors Give to GOP Group Headed by Christie

Monday, February 03, 2014

The national Republican group that Gov. Christie chairs -- and that helped to elect him governor twice -- collected donations last year from at least 10 companies hired by New Jersey for Sandy relief, WNYC has learned. 

A review of IRS documents released late Friday indicate that the companies, which ...

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A What-Christie-Knew-When Timeline

Monday, February 03, 2014

Former Port Authority official David Wildstein released a letter Friday claiming "evidence exists" that shows Governor Christie knew about the George Washington Bridge lane closings as they were happening, contrary to what he said in a January press conference. Christie responded with a letter of his own accusing Wildstein and The New York Times of botching the facts. New Jersey Public Radio reporter Matt Katz discusses the latest news, and tries to lay out a "what-Christie-knew-when" timeline.

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Ex-Port Authority Official Says Christie Knew of Lane Closures

Friday, January 31, 2014

WNYC

A letter from David Wildstein's attorney says the Governor was aware of the closures in September when they happened.

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Chris Christie's Public Records Foul

Friday, January 31, 2014

Documents show that the New Jersey governor's office has been keeping some expenditures quiet despite laws that require official business to be made public. Matt Katz and Andrea Berns...

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Christie Advisers Suggested David Samson Be Forced Out

Friday, January 31, 2014

WNYC

As controversy swirls around Port Authority Chairman David Samson, WNYC has learned that some of Gov. Chris Christie’s closest advisers urged him to oust Samson when the Bridgegate scandal broke.

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Christie's Brother's Investments Draw Scrutiny, But Not Much Money

Thursday, January 30, 2014

WNYC

How much money did the brother of Gov. Chris Christie's make on land deals near a Port Authority investment in Harrison, N.J.? Not so much.

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Chris Christie’s 18 State Secrets

Thursday, January 30, 2014

WNYC
The release of subpoenaed documents that exposed the Christie Administration's involvement in Bridgegate show how the Governor's Office has been keeping its decisions and expenditures...

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Yet Another Case in New Jersey of Alleged Abuse of Power

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

As two federal inquiries got underway into alleged retaliation by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his top aides, a state appellate court heard arguments Tuesday in a case involving yet another instance of supposed political payback.

Bennett Barlyn was a prosecutor in Hunterdon County in 2010 when he secured ...

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