is a reporting fellow at The Texas Tribune. He is a senior at Northwestern University studying journalism and economics. Before joining the Tribune, Matt worked at CNBC, where he wrote breaking news stories and produced segments for the midday show. He has also covered criminal justice for the Medill Justice Project, climate change for the Medill News Service and economics for the Northwestern News Network. In his free time, Matt plays piano and guitar and enjoys finding new places to eat mac and cheese.
Justin Nelson, the Democrat running against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, said his plan to "clean up Texas government" includes ending an exemption in state bribery law that Paxton has cited in accepting "gifts" toward his legal defense. Full Story
The advocates say lawsuits challenging the city's code prohibiting employers from discriminating against an "individual’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or disability" won't hold up in court. Full Story
Organizers of the "Protect Texas from Radioactive Waste Tour" plan to travel to five Texas cities over the next week in protest of a proposed plan to store used nuclear materials in West Texas. Full Story