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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 […]


What Is It You Do For Work And What Is Trade Association Management?

November 16, 2017 | FOCUS, Uncategorized

By Tammy Cota – Director of Research for Leonine FOCUS and Executive Director of the Internet Coalition I often find it difficult to explain to someone, usually a person I barely know, what I do for work. Responding with “I manage an internet trade association” often results in a blank stare or a repeat of […]


US Wireless Users Face Excessive Tax Burdens

November 10, 2017 | Leonine

By Scott Mackey Leonine Public Affairs and the Tax Foundation jointly released a new study detailing the numerous federal, state, and local taxes that appear on wireless bills in the United States. The study found that the average U.S. wireless consumer pays taxes and fees in excess of 18 percent on their wireless voice service […]

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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 […]