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Josh Kurtz

Josh Kurtz

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

Elijah Cummings, chair of the powerful House Oversight Committee investigating Trump, dies at 68

By: and - October 17, 2019

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the son of sharecroppers who rose to the highest heights of national politics — but never lost touch with the inner-city Baltimore neighborhood where he lived and that he loved — died early Thursday morning after a series of illnesses. He was 68. Cummings’ death at a hospice operated by […]