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Health Care is Complicated and Expensive

July 18, 2017 | Government Affairs

By Charles (“Chuck”) Storrow OK, I know, I am stating the obvious. But, the notion that health care is complicated and expensive needs to be reiterated in light of the discussions in Washington over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, a/k/a “Obamacare.” There is simply no magic wand that can be waved to make health […]

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As State Governments Shut Down, More Costs May Shift to States

July 5, 2017 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, A Leonine Business   Images of New Jersey’s Republican Gov. Chris Christie spending time on a public beach over the Fourth of July weekend stoked outrage not just in the Garden State, but also across the nation. The images proved to be controversial as the beach in question was closed to the public […]

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How Are They Going To Do This?

June 20, 2017 | Leonine

By Nick Sherman The Vermont Legislature will reconvene this week for a special session to address the veto of H.518, the state budget. Governor Phil Scott vetoed the budget on June 6 along with H.509, a bill that, in addition to setting property tax rates, would have set up a Vermont Health Benefits Commission to […]

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Legalization Across the United States

June 12, 2017 | Leonine

By Dylan Zwicky In May, the Vermont Legislature passed S.22, an act relating to penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older. This set the stage for Vermont to be the first state in the country to legalize marijuana for recreational use through the legislative process, rather […]

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Racial Gerrymandering Loses at the Supreme Court, Partisan Gerrymandering Up Next

June 5, 2017 | FOCUS

BY FOCUS, a Leonine Business   In a move that will likely have legislative repercussions throughout the country, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on May 22 that state Republicans in North Carolina acted unconstitutionally when redrawing state congressional districts in 2010, reports The New York Times. The case, Cooper v. Harris, found that the Equal […]