Matt Katz

Reporter, WNYC News

Matt Katz appears in the following:

Hudson Becomes Second N.J. County To Consider Rejecting ICE Detainees

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Essex is ending its relationship with ICE. Now, Hudson is considering the same thing. Is Bergen next?

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New Jersey County Ends Lucrative and Controversial Jailing of ICE Detainees

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The jail became a target of anti-ICE activists, who complained that detainees were given poor medical care and inedible food, and faced assaults from officers.

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New Jersey Sues Town Officials For Monitoring Jewish Homes

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

New Jersey's Attorney General says officials surveilled Jewish homes — in a town where the Orthodox community is rapidly expanding.

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NJ Ends Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Nonviolent Drug Crimes

Monday, April 19, 2021

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s decision also applies to people currently in prison, meaning they'll be resentenced so they’re eligible for parole sooner.

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Indonesian Asylum Seekers Dodged Trump’s Attempt to Deport Them, But Now They’re Facing Off Against Biden

Thursday, April 15, 2021

The Biden Administration is trying to deport a community of asylum seekers from Central Jersey who fear persecution in Indonesia.

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Murphy to Run Unopposed in NJ's Democratic Primary

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will run unopposed in June's Democratic primary, after challengers were booted from the ballot.

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Under Biden, Refugee Admissions In NY & NJ Plummet

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Former President Trump admitted refugees at a far higher rate than President Biden has, so far.  

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NJ Cannabis Regulators Meet for First Time, Centering Racial Justice

Monday, April 12, 2021

This was the first time the five members of the commission addressed the public. 

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NJ Marijuana Regulators Prepare to Meet For First Time

Sunday, April 11, 2021

On Monday, the state takes another step toward cannabis sales when the five-member Cannabis Regulatory Commission holds its first meeting.

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NJ Undocumented Workers Cut Out of COVID Relief Continue Their Fast

Sunday, April 11, 2021

While New York State plans to provide $2.1 billion to undocumented workers who were cut out of federal COVID relief, New Jersey activists are keeping up the pressure in their state.

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An Oath Keeper Worked Security for the Capitol Rally on Jan. 6. Now, He’s a Republican Candidate for N.J. Assembly.

Friday, April 09, 2021

What does it mean for the Republican party in New Jersey to have an Oath Keeper who was at the Capitol attack now run for the Assembly?

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Comparing NY and NJ's Marijuana Legalization Efforts

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

On Wednesday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the historic marijuana legalization law that the New York state legislature passed overnight.

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In Latest Appointment to NJ’s Cannabis Commission, Murphy Addresses Criticism of Panel’s Makeup

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The five-member panel had been criticized for lacking a Black male member, in spite of the disproportionate impact the drug war had on Black men.

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Bahamas' New Album, 'Sad Hunk'

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Bahamas' new album, Sad Hunk.

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Tina Turner in Her Own Words

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Dan Lindsay & T.J. Martin on the documentary, "Tina."

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What are NFTs?

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

NFTs explained.

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The Many Impacts of Marijuana Legalization

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Mona Zhang on the impact of marijuana legalization on communities of color.

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N.J. Army Reservist With Hitler Mustache Must Remain Jailed For Role In Capitol Riot

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

He was open with his strident white supremacist views at his military job, but he wasn’t arrested until after he stormed the Capitol. A judge says he must remain jailed until trial.

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Chris Christie Joins The New York Mets

Friday, March 19, 2021

The former New Jersey governor and one-time presidential candidate is the newest member of the Amazins.

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Potential Changes At NJ’s Cannabis Commission May Pose New Stumbling Block To Legalization

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The commission in charge of ushering in the new legal marijuana industry has yet to be officially created, possibly delaying when recreational cannabis can legally be sold in the state.

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