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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.

Anne Arundel County Council Chairman John Grasso (R) tells Maryland Matters that he plans to challenge state Sen. Ed DeGrange (D), a top Republican…

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

A note to our readers from Maryland Matters co-founder Josh Kurtz: Like many of you, Maryland Matters is taking a break for a few days….

By Josh Kurtz It’s all over but the Monday morning quarterbacking — or perhaps more precisely, the Tuesday morning quarterbacking. The 90-day General Assembly…

State Comptroller Peter Franchot (D) will announce Tuesday that he is creating a commission to take “a comprehensive, top-to-bottom look at Maryland’s beer industry,”…

Jaws in Annapolis are still dropped over Del. Charles Barkley’s interview late last week with the Naptown Pint blog over the controversial bill to…

The Maryland General Assembly session began in January with legislators being indicted. It’s ending in April with another legislator indicted. What have we learned…

As he ponders whether to run for governor in 2018, former NAACP President Ben Jealous has turned to a well-known state Democratic operative to…

As campaign season heats up, here are five intriguing young guys who have announced they are running for office around the state – or…

It’s often said that lightning doesn’t strike twice. But in the case of state Del. Barrie Ciliberti (R), it kind of did. Ciliberti might…