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New Frontiers of the State/Federal Marijuana Showdown

February 12, 2018 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business   Over the past decade, the legalization of marijuana – both medically and recreationally – has exploded across the country. Just this year, Vermont became the ninth state, including the District of Columbia, to legalize the use of marijuana recreationally, while 29 total states now allow medical use of the […]

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This Week in FOCUS – February 5th, 2018

February 5, 2018 | FOCUS, Government Affairs

Session Info Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois,Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin are in regular session. The […]

2018 FOCUS Legislative Preview

January 22, 2018 | FOCUS, Leonine

FOCUS Legislative Review 2017/Preview 2018 Download the PDF Version With uncertainty at the federal level continuing into 2018, states will once again direct their focus on responding to federal challenges as they arise and continue to participate in many nationwide policy debates on issues ranging from healthcare to privacy. While Republicans hold the governor’s office […]

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In the Wake of Breaches, States Look to Tighten Data Security

January 15, 2018 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business   In 2016, a security vulnerability in the popular ride-sharing app Uber led to the personal information of 57 million of the company’s drivers and users being stolen by hackers. Instead of disclosing the hack to the public and authorities, the company stayed silent on the issue, instead choosing to […]

The State Capitol Building in Montpelier Vermont, USA. The current Greek Revival structure is the third building on the same site to be used as the State House. It was occupied in 1859.

A Preview of the 2018 Vermont Legislative Session

December 21, 2017 | Government Affairs, Leonine

The start of the 2018 legislative session in Vermont is just around the corner. The session kicks off on Wednesday, January 3rd and if there is an overarching theme that will define discussions next year it is the uncertainty in Washington, DC and the potential for actions taken by the Trump Administration and Congress to […]