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What We Do at Md. Matters. And What You Can Do to Help

To Our Readers:

Some people say ‘fake news’ is the new normal.

We’re pushing back.

Every day, we dig deeper to deliver thoughtful in-depth reporting – reporting that engages the community, shows what’s happening behind the scenes and demands accountability.

You won’t find this kind of original reporting about Maryland anywhere else.

A few examples from this year.

Maryland Matters was the first to report that, under pressure from the state’s biggest utilities, the legislature tried to change the way utilities’ rate increases are calculated. Following our report, the Baltimore Sun and Washington Post editorialized against the change and the Maryland attorney general’s office suggested the legislation was unconstitutional.

We were the first media outlet to write about a strange, late-night effort to kill the Clean Energy Jobs Act in a House committee. If we hadn’t exposed the attempt in real time, it’s very likely that another sneak attack would have been attempted in committee. No one else wrote about this.

This is journalism that informs.

This is journalism that matters.

This is Maryland Matters.

Please support our independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit news site.

We depend on contributions from generous charitable foundations and individuals like you.

And for the next six days only, your contribution will be doubled, thanks to a kind matching grant created in memory of our late co-founder, Keith Haller.

I know you’re busy. Please remember, it only takes a moment to make a tax-deductible contribution – a contribution that will have a lasting impact.

We can’t do our work without you.

To be ready for the year ahead, we must turn to you.

Thank you for reading and supporting our work. It’s an honor to be able to lead the team at Maryland Matters.

With gratitude,

Josh Kurtz
Editor and Co-Founder

P.S.  Just six days left to double your contribution – and your impact – with a tax-deductible contribution to Maryland Matters. You rely on us for news that matters. I hope we can rely on you! Thanks.


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