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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.

Haire’s lead in a Democratic poll was just outside the margin of error. But poll also shows opportunity for Pittman as a new ad blitz begins.

Yuripzy Morgan’s new TV ad seeks to contrast her humble beginnings as the daughter of an immigrant with Sarbanes’ status as the son of a U.S. senator (who himself was the son of immigrants).

A coalition of nonprofit Maryland service providers and policy experts is organizing a policy, personnel and spending agenda to assist the new chief executive.

Governor wants top donors and supporters to help him burnish his legacy in the months ahead.

There is no timetable for Cox’s broader appeal to be heard.

Fiscal leaders broadly agreed that vigilance and prudence will be necessary in the years ahead, but had slightly different interpretations of the meaning and value of the surplus.

The Maryland State Board of Elections has announced some important administrative dates and key activities as Election Day approaches.

‘Wasting Our Waterways’ takes statistics from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and puts the health of Maryland’s waterways in the context of broader national environmental trends.

The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland will have new leaders after Dels. Darryl Barnes and Benjamin Brooks say they are giving up their caucus jobs.

November’s election results are going to necessitate a lot of soul-searching among GOP activists about the kind of candidates and messages the party needs to be advancing in this blue state.