Fundraising around state legislature schedules

The Post reports on Maryland and Virginia rules restricting fundraising while the legislature is in session.

At last count, 41 fundraisers had been scheduled between New Year’s and the start of the session next week, many of them targeting lobbyists and businesses that will have bills affecting their interests before the General Assembly. Among the eight events slated for Wednesday are dueling breakfasts in Annapolis hosted by the chairmen of the House and Senate committees with jurisdiction over energy-related legislation.

“I haven’t seen it like this before,” said Bruce C. Bereano, a longtime Annapolis lobbyist who keeps a comprehensive calendar of fundraisers. “I wish I had either a helicopter or roller skates so I could get to them all.”

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