Workers in Americaâ€™s oil and gas patches have enjoyed some of the countryâ€™s biggest gains in the buying power of their paychecks over the past decade and a half, while workers in several small and mid-sized manufacturing-oriented cities have watched their buying power shrink over the same time period.
Inside the Numbers
Just before the legislative session began I did a breakdown of which lobbyists would be lobbying for which interests. Some lobbyists, however, donâ€™t report many of their clients until the session gets underway and many acquire clients as the session progresses. So now that the Legislature is going well into overtime, the lobbying picture is much clearer.
Washington Post: “The low level of trust in government is not surprise. The public is generally pessimistic about the economy and the direction of the…