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David Matthau

David Matthau has been covering New Jersey news for more than 20 years, and he’s been New Jersey 101.5’s lead investigative reporter since 2000.

David has covered a number of breaking news stories, including the 9/11 Terror Attacks, the Jersey based Anthrax Attack Investigation, and the resignation of Governor Jim Mcgreevey.

Most recently, he served as the radio pool reporter – traveling with Governor Christie’s motorcade that toured areas of North Jersey devastated by hurricane Irene.

David has also covered the campaigns of former Governors McGreevey and Corzine, and current Governor Chris Christie, as well as U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez.

Additionally, David broke the story – in a series of reports – on New Jersey’s crumbling, dangerous bridges.

David has won numerous Associated Press awards for coverage of Jersey stories, and he’s been featured as an expert reporter on CNN’s Nancy Grace show, covering various topics including the Prom Mom Baby dumped in Trash segment.

Steve Malanga discusses the Common Sense Institute of NJ Pension Study. (Photo by David Matthau, Townsquare Media)
Steve Malanga discusses the Common Sense Institute of NJ Pension Study. (Photo by David Matthau, Townsquare Media)
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NJ Pension Woes Persist [AUDIO]

A new Common Sense Institute of New Jersey pension study finds the state is doing a better job of making payments into the pension system, but those will have to increased by billions of dollars over the next few years to prevent the system from falling into further debt, and no one knows where that money will come from.

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NJ Turnpike
NJ Turnpike (Mario Tama, Getty Images)
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NJ Moves to Privatize Toll Collectors [POLL/AUDIO]

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has scheduled a public hearing Tuesday on a plan to privatize toll collectors on the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. The Christie administration contends it could save a significant amount of money, but the unions representing toll collectors disagree.

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Gov. Chris Christie in Camden
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Christie References Bridgegate at School Event [VIDEO/AUDIO]

The criminal investigation into Bridgegate is accelerating and Gov. Chris Christie hasn't mentioned it all week, but he did make a reference to it during a visit to a Camden school on Thursday.

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Money
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Is the Minimum Wage Ripple Effect Real? [AUDIO]

At the beginning of this month, New Jersey raised the minimum wage to $8.25 an hour, and a report by the Economic Policy Institute estimates millions of higher-earning workers in New Jersey and other states will see their salaries raised in order for companies to preserve the wage structure.

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