Welcome to Maryland Matters, the premier site for news about Maryland government and politics.
Maryland Matters is an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan news site focusing on state government and politics. We are not the arm of a profit-seeking corporation. Nor do we have a paywall — we want to keep our work open to as many people as possible. So we rely on the generosity of individuals and foundations who support our work.
We have three full-time journalists on staff who keep a close eye on the State House and state agencies and select developments in local government. Through our affiliation with States Newsroom, a consortium of 11 state-based news websites, we also publish stories about Congress from reporters based on Capitol Hill. And we have a team of regular contributors and freelance writers who enhance our daily news report and robust commentary section.
Maryland Matters is pleased to have content sharing agreements with WTOP, the top-rated radio station in the Washington, D.C., market, and with Patch.com, a nationwide website dedicated to local news. These arrangements help increase the reach of our work and augment the content on our website.
Without independent news sites like Maryland Matters, a lot of stories will never be told.
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Maryland Matters is a nonprofit entity, meaning we can solicit and accept tax-deductible contributions through the Greater Washington Community Foundation, which is serving as our fiscal sponsor. We are members of the Institute for Nonprofit News, and we are exploring the process of creating our own 501(c)(3) for tax purposes, and will release a list of our donors when that process is complete.
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