; New polling numbers released by Ivan Moore’s firm Alaska Survey Research give us an idea where statewide elected officials stand heading into this fall’s…
Inside the Numbers
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.
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.