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 […]

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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 […]

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Supreme Court Poised to Authorize Sports Betting, Leaving Big Questions for States

December 11, 2017 | FOCUS

BY FOCUS, A Leonine Business   In early December, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Christie v. NCAA; a case with the potential to authorize sports betting across the nation should the court side with New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie, a longtime proponent of legal sports betting. The case revolves […]

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Truth and Reconciliation

December 6, 2017 | Government Affairs, Issue Campaigns, Leonine, Uncategorized

By: Clare Buckley We are extricating ourselves from a system that insulted our common humanity by dividing us from one another on the basis of race and setting us against each other as oppressed and oppressor. – Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa, October 29, 1998, upon receiving the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report The […]