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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.

There is no way to overstate the significance of House Speaker Michael E. Busch’s decision to make Del. Luke H. Clippinger (D-Baltimore City) the…

In 1986, former Illinois Sen. Adlai Stevenson III, who came from one of the most storied Democratic families in U.S. history, left the Democratic…

A week after the election, Maryland Democrats are wondering whether their nominee, former NAACP president Benjamin T. Jealous, can defeat Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan…

Several key primary races have gone into overtime [see related story], so guess what — so has Maryland Matters’ primary prediction contest. Democratic primaries for…

By the eeriest of coincidences, I happened to be at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Thursday afternoon, with a group of a dozen journalists…

  What better way to celebrate Josh Kurtz’s birthday than to support Maryland Matters! We are so grateful to everyone who joined us in honoring Josh,…

With 2017 coming to an end, here is a message of thanks and a last-minute call for help from Josh Kurtz, Maryland Matters‘ co-founder…

By Marilyn Balcombe Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series. More than 20 candidates are running for four at-large seats on the…

By Josh Kurtz Maryland Republican and Democratic strategists will no doubt be looking at next week’s election results in Virginia for possible trends that…

By Josh Kurtz Former state Del. Heather Mizeur (D) must regret that the 2014 election cycle — when she ran a scrappy, progressive, low-budget…