Some folks wanted to see more data on my earlier post, Proximity and Power. In that post I described how Jonathan Butcher and I have actually measured the distance between interest group state headquarters and state capitol buildings. Our argument is that interest groups want to inflate the perception of their power by having offices that are very close to the capitol.Here's his Tennessee information:
The rank is among the 25 most powerful interest groups as identified by Fortune Magazine. The teacher union is a prince among princes.