Gerry Evans
Jan 11, 2023

10 lobbyists combine to report nearly $14.5M in billings through April 2022

Ten lobbyists reported billings of nearly $14.5 million, according to reports filed with the Maryland State Ethics Commission.

Dec 16, 2019

Law school leaves lasting lessons for lobbyists

Though trained to be lawyers, Annapolis lobbyists Bruce Bereano and Camille Fesche have used their law school lessons not for courtroom combat but to advocate for their clients in the Maryland General Assembly and before state agencies. Both credit the skills they learned in the classroom with helping them press their cases before legislators and […]

Sep 18, 2017

Bellamy, Genn form lobbying firm ahead of General Assembly session

Two longtime Annapolis lobbyists joined forces this month in advance of the 2018 General Assembly session. Lorenzo M. Bellamy and Gil Genn have formed Bellamy Genn Group LLC, which opened for business Friday in Annapolis. Bellamy, most recently director of government relations at Alexander & Cleaver P.A., said he left the Annapolis lobbying firm after […]

Aug 13, 2014

NCAA 2Q lobbying costs surge as antitrust lawsuits loom

The National Collegiate Athletic Association spent more on congressional lobbying from April to June than it did in the previous three quarters combined, as it fights lawsuits challenging its structure.

Jan 8, 2014

Business lobby seeks major push on immigration

WASHINGTON — The president of the US Chamber of Commerce says the nation’s biggest business lobby intends to “pull out all the stops” to pass an overhaul of immigration laws. That would place the chamber on the side of President Barack Obama on one of the White House’s top legislative priorities of the year. Chamber […]

Jan 7, 2014

Md. lobbyists raking it in

Seven Maryland lobbyists reported earnings of $1 million or more in the latest filing period and total earnings increased nearly 16 percent, according to figures posted Tuesday by the Maryland State Ethics Commission.

Sep 19, 2013

C. Fraser Smith: Lobbyists don’t represent the people

My estimable colleague Josh Kurtz, a columnist for Center Maryland, has written an enviable piece about the state of play in Annapolis.

Sep 17, 2013

Newtown activists again lobby Congress on guns

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Activists from the Connecticut town where 26 people were gunned down in a mass shooting at an elementary school in December headed to Washington on Tuesday to lobby again for gun control, a trip that took on new urgency in the wake of the massacre in the capital that killed 13, including […]

Jul 2, 2013

Eye Opener: New taxes draw GOP ire

A few government and politics headlines for Tuesday.

Jul 1, 2013

Former delegate turns to lobbying in new firm

A former state delegate is joining a trio of influential Annapolis lobbyists in a new firm, they announced Monday.

Jun 30, 2013

Healthy sums for Maryland lobbyists

With deep-pocketed casino companies apparently satisfied with the Maryland General Assembly’s changes to the state’s gambling laws in 2012, the list of top-spending Annapolis lobbying groups returned to historical norms this year.

Dec 27, 2012

Gambling lobbyists top Md. list for spending

ANNAPOLIS — Gambling interests are high up on a list for spending on lobbyists in Maryland this year. The State Ethics Commission has released a list of employers who spent $50,000 or more between May and Oct. 31. Buildings Trades for National Harbor Inc., spent about $2.7 million. That’s the most on the list. The […]

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