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Josh Kurtz

Founding editor

Founding Editor Josh Kurtz is a veteran chronicler of Maryland politics and government. He began covering the State House in 1995 for The Gazette newspapers, and has been writing about state and local politics ever since. He was an editor at Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, for eight years, and for eight years was the editor of E&E Daily, which covers energy and environmental policy on Capitol Hill. For 6 1/2 years Kurtz wrote a weekly column on state politics for Center Maryland and has written for several other Maryland publications as well. Kurtz regularly gives speeches and appears on TV and radio shows to discuss Maryland politics.

With the Maryland Department of the Environment set to release a final recommendation in a matter of days on what the state needs to…

Vendors who operate businesses in the airport must negotiate their leases with the company that holds the concessions contract from state government. 

Now there are six. Del. Mark S. Chang (D-Anne Arundel) will become the sixth state legislator to seek the 3rd District congressional seat, which…

Del. Joseline Peña-Melnyk asserts the county executive’s pitch to Prince George’s Latino Democrats is coming too late.

Cardin has been going regularly to U.N. climate conferences since 2016 in Paris, when scores of governments agreed to international emissions reduction goals.

The forthcoming legislative debate comes at a time when consumer advocates are pressuring state officials to crack down on unsavory practices by electric retailers.

Senator becomes fifth state lawmaker in the Democratic primary. None has to sacrifice their seat to make a congressional bid in a presidential election year.

In Maryland, Democratic leaders and their grass-roots supporters seem to be fighting more with each other than they are with Republicans.

Some climate therapists have become climate activists themselves, or are prescribing activism as a way to help their patients work through their anxieties.

Del. Mike Rogers (D-Anne Arundel) this week confirmed what his filing with the Federal Election Commission last week suggested: He’s joining the race in…