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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
Eye Opener: New taxes draw GOP ire
A few government and politics headlines for Tuesday.
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.
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.
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 […]