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Rural Counties Lobbying Group Files Report

A 10-county partnership is lobbying state lawmakers on behalf of rural Maryland.

08/13/2013

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Report Tracks 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.

07/01/2013

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D.C. Firm Continues Northeast Maglev Rail Effort

A Washington firm is continuing efforts to bring high-speed, magnetic levitation trains to the region.

02/25/2013

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Top Aide To O’Malley Leaving For Lobbying Firm

A long-time aide to Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is leaving to take a position with a Maryland lobbying firm.

12/04/2012

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Forget Creativity: Can Lobbying Be Taught?

It’s been almost 30 years since Steve Billet, at the time a newly minted lobbyist for AT&T, pulled up behind a car at a red light in Washington and noticed the bumper sticker: “Don’t tell my mother I’m a lobbyist. She thinks I play piano in a whorehouse.”

11/19/2012

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Opinion: Who Is ALEC?

In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.

07/05/2012

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Casino Groups Fork Out Lobbying Bucks In Maryland

Maryland’s top lobbyists cashed in on the General Assembly’s casino debate this year, as the state’s nine highest-earning lobbyists all worked for companies with interests in a statewide gambling expansion.

06/28/2012

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Report: Garagiola Omitted Lobbying On Md. Forms

A Maryland state senator running for Congress may have violated state ethics rules by failing to report for three years his employment by a Washington lobbying firm.

02/24/2012

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Abramoff Criticizes Reforms After Lobbying Scandal

Jack Abramoff can’t say he wasn’t warned. When the now-notorious lobbyist was a rising star as Republicans expanded their power in Washington, a concerned senior partner in his firm warned against his win-at-all-costs approach to business. “At the rate you’re going,” the boss said, “you’re either going to be dead, disgraced or in jail in five years.”

11/07/2011

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