Pharmaceutical products are spilled on the table.

Drug Pricing – The Next Big Front in Health Reform

November 6, 2017 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business   In 2016, a ballot measure in California had the chance to turn spending in the health care industry on its head. The measure, known as Proposition 61, would have regulated drug prices by requiring state agencies to pay no more for a drug than the U.S. Department of Veterans […]


Youthful Help for a Trout Stream

October 24, 2017 | Government Affairs, Leonine

By  Chuck Storrow Each fall all of Montpelier High School’s students spend a morning participating in a community service event. This year the students helped with a conservation project involving the planting of trees and willow whips along the banks of the Dog River. As a member of the local chapter of Trout Unlimited (the […]



October 18, 2017 | Issue Campaigns, Leonine, Public Relations

By Alexandra MacLean I wrote a blog last week on the largely negative impacts that social media has had and continues to have on politics here in Vermont. And then the Harvey Weinstein story broke and actress Alyssa Milano called on all women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted to write ‘Me Too’ on […]


What’s Next?

October 12, 2017 | Government Affairs, Leonine

By Todd Bailey When our firm was founded in 1987 we were hired to help create an organization that would focus on land conservation and housing. At the time, lobbying was much more reactive than proactive. Despite that fact, the effort took a campaign in order for it to be successful. The result was the […]

Yellow soda can standing out amongst red soda cans

States Fight Back Against Local Measures

October 11, 2017 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business   Michigan’s Senate became the first legislative chamber in the nation to fight back against so-called “soda taxes” on Wednesday, when it passed a bill that would prohibit municipalities and counties from placing any additional taxes on food, drinks or chewing gum, according to The Detroit News. Republicans supporting the […]