Maryland Matters Co-founder and Editor Josh Kurtz is the leading 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 later became an editor at Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, and spent eight years at E&E News, an online subscription-only publisher of news websites covering energy and environmental issues. For seven of those years, he led a staff of 20 reporters at E&E Daily, which covers energy and environmental policy on Capitol Hill and in national politics. For 6 1/2 years he wrote a weekly column on state politics for Center Maryland and has written for several other Maryland publications as well. Kurtz has given speeches and appeared on TV and radio shows about Maryland politics through the years.
Ohio Bribery Scandal Hits Home in Md. — and Utility Customers May Be Footing the Bill
By: Josh Kurtz - April 22, 2022
Two summers ago, the powerful speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives and four of his political associates were arrested in a high-profile bribery scandal. The aftershocks are still being felt in Maryland. It’s a scandal of breathtaking proportions and has had far-reaching consequences in Ohio and beyond. Larry Householder (R), then the House speaker, […]
Looking at the work to be done after Jan. 20, 2021
By: Josh Kurtz - November 3, 2020
Progressive groups and their Democratic allies have been necessarily focused on getting ready for Election Day. And they’re understandably worried about what happens between Nov. 3 and whenever critical national races are called ― especially the presidential election. There will be understandable jubilation in many corners if President Trump is actually voted out of office. […]