Gone With the Wind? Ocean City’s Last-Ditch Effort to Push the Turbines Away

By Josh Kurtz It isn’t surprising that Ocean City officials would want to hire uber-lobbyist Bruce Bereano to help them push two controversial wind energy projects farther offshore in an effort to protect their lucrative tourist economy. What is surprising is that Bereano – arguably the most successful lobbyist in Annapolis history – says he’ll be focusing most of his

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Guest Commentary: Experienced Leadership Will Move Montgomery Co. Forward

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series. More than 20 candidates are running for four at-large seats on the Montgomery County Council in 2018 – and the number could grow. In an attempt to sort through the confusion and enlighten voters, Maryland Matters has asked the candidates to submit an op-ed piece introducing themselves and making their case.

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Poll: Rushern Baker Starts With Solid Base at Home

By Josh Kurtz A poll conducted last month help explains why Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker (D) appears to start with an advantage over his opponents in the Democratic primary for governor: He has solid ratings in his home county — which has the biggest Democratic registration in the state. The poll of 407 Prince George’s County Democrats, obtained

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Maryland Matters Gets First Major Grant

Maryland Matters, a new nonprofit news website dedicated to covering state and local government and politics, is pleased to announce that it has just received its first major grant – a $100,000 commitment from the Baltimore-based Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. “This is a game-changer for us,” said Josh Kurtz, co-founder and editor of Maryland Matters. “It will help us build

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