Drew Johnson over at Tennessee Center for Policy Research has done an outstanding job at researching how lobbyists effect decisions at the state level.
He has researched and reported on how many lobbyists serve as members of state study groups who report and make recommendations to the state. (I first brought this up in my June 25th post.)
Speaker Jimmy Naifeh's lobbyist wife Betty Anderson and Rep. Joe Armstrong's lobbyist wife were both mentioned prominently as major problems in the Tennessean article on Sunday. The article followed the release of the report.
Be sure to check it out the Tennessean as well as TCPR website for the full report.