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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.

Governor Hogan in the Old Senate Chamber

Posturing over the State of the State serves as a reminder that while Democrats control the General Assembly, Hogan has the bully pulpit, a flair for the dramatic, and superior political skills.

A month ago, I was preparing to write a column calling Heather Mizeur the Jaime Harrison of 2022. Harrison, you’ll recall, was the Democratic…

I didn’t quite know what to expect when I set out to interview all the candidates for governor about climate change. I thought I…

One candidate is 32 years old and has a hip, New Age-y first name. He once worked as a community organizer and speaks the…

What do disability rights, labor law, flirting and tort reform have to do with congressional and legislative redistricting? Not much, really — unless you’re…

About an hour after news circulated Tuesday that his former chief of staff, Roy McGrath, had been charged by federal and state prosecutors for…

Now that the General Assembly’s redistricting commission has begun meeting, even as Republican Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s redistricting commission continues to hold sessions,…

Former Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman’s announcement Sunday that he’ll try to win his old job back next year says everything you need…

epa chief

In his seminal book, “The Selling of the President 1968,” author Joe McGinnis famously describes how a Richard Nixon operative named Roger Ailes arranged…

The offshore wind industry in Maryland is having a coming-out party — and not a moment too soon, with the latest Intergovernmental Panel on…