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Welcome to the 2020 Insider 100: Power, where the basic infrastructure in this institutionally conservative state endures – but finds itself challenged by voters motivated to build a more egalitarian society. Certainly, the COVID-19 crisis altered life as we knew it, permanently for some, and reordered not only the way the survivors coexist, but the perspective from which we address our most pressing problems.
We made it (almost) through an unprecedented election year in which voters turned Republican Donald Trump out of office in favor of Democratic challenger Joe Biden. In the process of the campaign, the virus forced us to examine our institutions, which worked very well for some in the crisis, while proving painfully insufficient and neglectful for others.
The pandemic revealed the inadequacy of a healthcare system mostly generated through employment, as millions of working-class Americans found themselves having to choose between their jobs and their lives. If they continued going to work in the middle of a shut- down, they could continue to have healthcare coverage, which had no answers for the deadly virus they caught at work. In the midst of the crisis, the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota further sparked a sense of inequity and a reevaluation of the relationship between law enforcement and the African American community.
Against that backdrop, which felt more like an all-engulfing miasma, we considered the power players in this state and while ranking them gave particular weight this year to those who occupied the front lines…
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The 2020 Insider 100: Power