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Baltimore drops one of two federal lobbying firms
Baltimore drops one of two federal lobbying firms

Baltimore officials have dropped one of two firms that lobby the federal government for the city, but renewed the $262,000 contact of a second D.C. lobbying company.  Washington Linkage Group Inc., will no longer represent city government in lobbying efforts in Washington, city officials said Wednesday. The D.C.-based firm has been paid $732,000 by the city since 2004.  Kevin Harris, a spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, said the city wanted to move in a different direction. "Priorities in Washington are constantly shifting," he said. "It’s natural to do an evaluation of whether the lobbyists you have relationships with are best suited to meet the...

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