It’s that time of year: Capitol Weekly’s Top 100 is upon us! Once again, we take our annual stab at outlining the semi-visible UN-elected power structure that surrounds the elected officials who make legislation, regulations, etc — the lobbyists, staffers, donors, lawyers, activists, campaign strategists, labor and business leaders and even journalists who play a HUGE role in the development of public policy and election results.
We released the 12th edition of the Top 100 on August 11 at our first-ever ONLINE-ONLY Top 100 Party – a nod to the pandemic that has shaped virtually everything this year. The 2020 list certainly reflects that reality; the medical and emergency response folks dominate this year’s Top 100 in a way that we have never seen before, and many issues that are usually at the forefront are not this time. In this episode, John and Tim discuss the “logic” behind the list, who made it on this year, and why.