Skip to main content

Josh Kurtz - page 9

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.

One of the most important campaigns underway in Maryland right now is almost invisible. It’s the barely formed race to replace Senate President Thomas…

Twenty-eight days out of every month, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better state treasurer than Nancy K. Kopp. She’s smart, studious and conscientious,…

The Democratic presidential debates are almost upon us. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Not because these are a bad lot of candidates or because…

“One of the great things about Virginia,” a political operative from there once told me, “is that every year is an election year.” He’s…

Dear Freshman Senator or Delegate: Congrats on surviving your first legislative session! Here’s hoping you’ve caught up on sleep and have reacquainted yourself with…

If Del. Dereck E. Davis (D-Prince George’s) loses his bid to become speaker of the Maryland house on Wednesday, it won’t be because he’s…

When the Russians decided to hack the 2016 U.S. presidential election, they knew exactly what they were getting: A President Trump who would create…

Just before Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) became speaker in 2003, five of the six committees in the House of Delegates were led by…

The 2019 General Assembly session opened with news that Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) has stage 4 prostate cancer. The session…

“The China Syndrome” was on Turner Classic Movies the other night – taut and suspenseful as ever. The story, about a near meltdown at a…