We all focus on the top, the presidency and then congress. But more than you may think is at stake at the state level. Top corporations are focused where they can accomplish a lot for themselves relatively cheaply. A little corporate money goes a long way toward changing labor laws, cutting funding for public education, and actually protecting their ability to steal money from workers paychecks. In his new book: The One Percent Solution, Gordon Lafer describes “How Corporations are Remaking America One State at a Time. One of their goals is to lower the public’s expectations of what government can do for the common good.