About Us

Welcome to Maryland Matters, the premier site for news about Maryland government and politics.

Maryland Matters is an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan news site.  We are not the arm of a profit-seeking corporation.  Nor do we have a paywall — we want to keep our work open to as many people as possible.  So we rely on the generosity of individuals and foundations.

Years ago, healthy competition for news out of Annapolis and across the state produced robust coverage.  But the media landscape has changed.  Papers have closed.  Suburban bureaus have shut down.  Reporting staffs have shrunk.  Coverage of state and local news has all but disappeared.

Maryland Matters seeks to fill the void with original reporting and commentary.

As the Maryland legislature opened in 2018, we expanded our staff and our coverage.  We are deeply grateful to the many kind donors who made this possible.

And with sustained support, we intend to continue our comprehensive coverage — from Ocean City to Oakland, from Capitol Hill to the State House to Baltimore City Hall. We will cover all the important issues: education and transportation, poverty and health care, energy and the environment, the business community and organized labor, and of course, politics.  Maryland citizens will have to news they need to hold their government and elected officials accountable.

Without independent news sites like Maryland Matters, a lot of stories will never be told.

If you like what you read, please consider contributing to Maryland Matters.  Your online contribution is secure and tax-deductible. Or you may mail a contribution check, made out to the Maryland Matters Fund, to Maryland Matters, P.O. Box 11121, Takoma Park, MD 20913.

Maryland Matters is a nonprofit entity, meaning we can solicit and accept tax-deductible contributions through the Greater Washington Community Foundation, which is serving as our fiscal agent. We are members of the Institute for Nonprofit News, and we are considering creating our own 501(c)3 for tax purposes, and will release a list of our donors when that process is complete.

We also welcome news tips, gossip, and all feedback.

Thank you for reading!