Gerard E. Evans, Ltd. is a full service lobbying & governmental relations firm in Annapolis, MD with over 35 years of personal and professional experience. We believe that truly effective advocacy is a combination of information and influence; to inform without a compelling understanding of the issue is fruitless, and, without access to avenues of influence, even an understanding of the issue is not enough. With this perspective, we faithfully and fiercely serve our clients – some seen here – in a vast array of projects and issues. From securing the location and funding of a new Washington Redskins stadium to being at the forefront of the gaming issue, we've fought and won for our clients year after year. Please explore our site to learn more about the team and some of the issues we’re working on, and if there’s an issue with state or local government we can help you with, contact us and we’ll help you out!


FIRM UPDATES & OTHER NEWS

HIGHLIGHT

Tessemae's -- an all-natural salad dressing company based in Essex, MD -- is championing an effort to ensure that all Americans have access to fresh food. Their "Crop Circles" initiative brings attention to the epidemic of food deserts, or urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. Following enormously successful Crop Circles events in Compton and Chicago, Tessemae's had their latest event in Baltimore City! Watch the video above for a peak at the Chicago event, and check out Tessemae's website for more info (and delicious products!).

Tessemae's Enters into the Organic Produce Category with a Fresh New Look

[Yahoo Finance]

Franchot announces task force to study Maryland liquor laws. [Baltimore Sun]

Black Caucus calls for special session on medical marijuana. [Baltimore Sun]

A look at the bills passed by the Maryland General Assembly, 2017. [CBS Baltimore]

Gerry Evans named top lobbyist in Maryland, for a second year in a row! [Washington Post

Maryland makes a hash of its medical marijuana program. [Washington Post]

Companies bumped as finalists for pot licenses, fight for answers. [HIGH TIMES News]

Next One Up announced that Gerard E. Evans has joined its board of directors. [Biz Journal]

 

NEWS FROM OUR CLIENTS

  • Maryland Attorney General, Brian Frosh questions legality of state's bail bond system. [Baltimore Sun]

  • Maryland and Japan sign a Memorandum of Cooperation to formalize a trade relationship between the two over installation of the Maglev train project from Washington to Baltimore (an estimated 15 minute ride!) [Article]

  • Holistic Industries, based in Prince George's County, was awarded a preliminary license as a grower and processor for medical cannabis on August 15th! [The Baltimore Sun]
  • Is bail on its deathbed in Maryland? Not if bail bondsmen have a say. [Washington Post]

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