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Gov. Hogan seeks to lift veil of secrecy on lobbyist parties for Maryland officials

Gov. Hogan seeks to lift veil of secrecy on lobbyist parties for Maryland officials

It's political party time in Annapolis as the Maryland General Assembly cranks up its 2017 legislative session.

When Republicans and Democrats are done jousting in legislative hearings, they have a long list of invitations to consider for breakfasts, lunches, happy hours, dinners and receptions all around the state capital.

And last week, the first full week of the session, offered the opportunity for a very busy nightlife.

There were evening receptions for all state lawmakers at the Loews Hotel hosted by the Restaurant Association of Maryland on Monday and the Maryland Automotive Dealers Association on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the invites expanded: Every elected...

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