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A note to our readers:

We’re in a crunch.

And we need your help.

Maryland Matters is free to read.

But it’s not free to produce.

To pay the bills, we depend on generous charitable foundations and individuals like you.

It’s easy to put off making your contribution. To let it slide.

In a little more than 12 hours, our matching grant will expire. That’s the grant that will double your contribution – and double your impact – to support quality independent journalism for the state we love.

If you value the stories you read every day in Maryland Matters, I’m asking you to take a moment now, while it’s on your mind, and make your tax-deductible contribution to our nonprofit news site.

Here’s what your contribution will make possible in 2020:

  • Bruce DePuyt revealing the inside story on the issue that vexes everyone: transportation.
  • Danielle Gaines deciphering Maryland’s budget and charting the course of education reform.     
  • Bill Zorzi writing his incisive and insightful observations about Baltimore.     
  • Columnist Frank DeFilippo opining as no one else can on Maryland’s history and political foibles.     
  • Yours truly reporting on energy, the environment and all things Annapolis.     

If we can’t do our work, who will stand guard over Maryland’s elected officials and government staff? Where will citizens like you get the information they need to hold those in power accountable?

Your support for our work? Please don’t let it slide.

Kindly donate now to make the most of our generous matching grant.

You’ll be glad you did.

My deepest thanks, and best wishes for the new year.

With gratitude,

Josh Kurtz
Editor and Co-Founder

P.S. Our matching grant was created in memory of our late co-founder, Keith Haller. We’re grateful and honored that Keith’s family and friends continue to support us. The grant expires at midnight Tuesday, so please donate now, to double your contribution. As Keith would say, Onward and Upward! Thanks!


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