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John Fritze

Writer

John Fritze has written about local, state and national politics for more than 15 years -- from Baltimore’s city hall to the White House – and now covers Washington for The Baltimore Sun. His charge is to find stories in the nation’s capital that have an impact on Marylanders. A native of Albany, N.Y., he grew up reading William Kennedy and dreading Upstate winters.

Recent Articles

  • Government shutdown avoided for now as negotiations continue

    Government shutdown avoided for now as negotiations continue

    Congress narrowly avoided a government shutdown Friday by approving an extension of spending authority that will keep federal employees on the job for at least one more week. With hours to go before a midnight deadline, lawmakers passed a stopgap spending measure to avoid shuttering federal agencies...

  • Popular tax deduction in Md. would disappear in Trump plan

    Popular tax deduction in Md. would disappear in Trump plan

    Democrats and Republicans offered split views Thursday of President Donald Trump's proposal to end the federal income tax deduction for local and state taxes — a provision claimed by a higher share of filers in Maryland than anywhere else in the nation. White House officials proposed eliminating...

  • Popular deduction in Maryland would be ended by Trump tax plan

    Popular deduction in Maryland would be ended by Trump tax plan

    A federal tax outline unveiled Wednesday by President Donald Trump's administration calls for ending the deduction on state and local taxes, eliminating a provision used more in Maryland than anywhere else in the nation. Forty-five percent of Maryland filers took the state and local tax deduction...

  • Maryland attorney April Doss will work on Senate Russia probe

    Maryland attorney April Doss will work on Senate Russia probe

    Former National Security Agency lawyer and Marylander April Doss has been hired to serve as special counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election, her law firm said Wednesday. Doss, an Annapolis woman who spent more than a decade at...

  • With bipartisan support, Maryland's Rosenstein heads to Washington as No. 2 in Justice Department

    With bipartisan support, Maryland's Rosenstein heads to Washington as No. 2 in Justice Department

    On a wall behind his desk, between a family photo and a courtroom drawing from the Whitewater probe, outgoing Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein has looked to a quote to help define his management philosophy. "Don't tell me what I want to hear," the plaque reads. "Just tell me what I need to...

  • Rosenstein poised for confirmation as deputy attorney general

    Rosenstein poised for confirmation as deputy attorney general

    Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein is poised to be confirmed to serve as deputy attorney general after clearing a procedural vote Monday with bipartisan support. The Senate voted 92-6 to cut off debate on Rosenstein's nomination to be the No. 2 official at the Department of Justice and move...

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