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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.

  By Josh Kurtz A recent poll conducted for state Del. Cory McCray shows the freshman lawmaker “is strongly positioned for an upset” if…

Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has hired a campaign manager and a general consultant for his 2018 re-election bid, Maryland Matters has learned. The campaign…

As many as five freshman members of the House of Delegates could challenge incumbent state senators in 2018 – and several should be going…

Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill stood in front a roomful of business leaders the other day and urged them to chant for Gov. Larry…

Setting up one of the marquee state Senate contests of the 2018 election cycle, Del. Christian Miele (R) announced Thursday night that he will…

By Ana Faguy and Josh Kurtz The Maryland Democratic Party has hired Stephanie Potter, a national Democratic strategist, to be its executive director, Chairwoman…

Several Democratic state senators that Republicans are targeting for defeat in 2018 fared significantly better on a business group scorecard released Monday than most…

By Josh Kurtz As Maryland Republicans sketch out their strategy for capturing five Democratic-held state Senate districts in 2018, the seat now occupied by…

Shortly after President Trump announced Thursday that he was withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate agreement to which more than 190 nations…

Gov. Larry Hogan (R) had three doors he could walk through after the Democratic-led General Assembly passed a version of paid sick leave legislation…