Josh Hicks

Washington, D.C.

Reporter who covered Maryland politics and government

Education: Albion College; Stanford University

Josh Hicks covered Maryland politics and government, focusing on the governor and state legislature. He left The Washington Post in March 2018. He previously anchored The Post’s Federal Eye blog, focusing on federal accountability and workforce issues. He reported for newspapers in the Detroit and Seattle suburbs before joining The Post as a contributor to Glenn Kessler’s Fact Checker blog in 2011. Earlier, he lived in New Zealand for eight months and worked as a commercial fisherman and fruit picker.
Latest from Josh Hicks

Maryland weighs new approach to curbing prescription drug costs

The bill would probably spark another court battle with drug companies over state power to affect prices.

February 16, 2018

Wine magnate David Trone is throwing his support and money behind Rushern Baker’s bid for Maryland governor

Baker is also lending his support to Trone in his bid for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District seat.

February 13, 2018

Starting Sunday, businesses in Maryland must provide paid sick leave

Despite last-minute attempt at delay, law will require paid time off at businesses with at least 15 employees.

February 9, 2018

Md. Senate budget chair Kasemeyer to retire

Sen. Edward J. Kasemeyer (D-Baltimore County) told colleagues he plans to step down after finishing his term.

February 8, 2018

Maryland attorney general to sue Trump administration over federal tax plan

Brian Frosh says the tax law violates state sovereignty by increasing what many state residents would owe.

February 1, 2018

Trone, Miller have financial edge for 6th Congressional District primary

Wine retailer David Trone raised $1.7 million, mostly from himself, while state Del. Aruna Miller (D-Montgomery) pulled in the most money from donors.

February 1, 2018

Hogan’s State of the State speech lays groundwork for 2018 campaign

Republican governor tells audience” “We can’t afford to turn back now.”

January 31, 2018

With donors accused of harassment, candidates weigh their options

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan teamed up with casino mogul Steve Wynn at a fundraiser. Three Democratic candidates got donations from others accused of misconduct.

January 30, 2018

Parents of slain pregnant teacher push for bill named for her and her unborn child

Laura Wallen was 14 weeks pregnant when she was killed in September, not far enough along for her murderer to be charged with fetal homicide.

January 30, 2018

Term limits for Maryland legislators? Here’s why that’s unlikely.

Gov. Larry Hogan (R) is proposing a restriction that has been rejected 10 times since 1996.

January 27, 2018