Last week Capitol Weekly published The 2021 Top 100 – naming the most powerful movers and shakers in California politics. We don’t include elected officials. Instead, we look at those who devote their professional lives to fighting for – or against – issues of state politics and policy, including lobbyists, bureaucrats, activists, trade group leaders, Capitol staffers and even journalists.
In this episode Capitol Weekly’s John Howard and Tim Foster discuss the 2021 list with Scott Lay, publisher of The Nooner and consummate capitol insider, and look at the forces – COVID, wildfires and the recall – that strongly shaped this edition of the list. And speaking of the recall, Scott poses an interesting question: what will next year’s Top 100 look like if Larry Elder become governor?
Plus, as always, we tell you who had the Worst Week in California Politics.
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