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This Week in FOCUS – January 15, 2018

FOCUS has released its 2018 Legislative Review/Preview Report, which analyzes the most pressing issues states will face in 2018, including data security, healthcare, net neutrality and more. Session Info Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, […]

States Fight Back Against Local Measures

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 […]

States Flex their Muscles on Immigration

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business   On August 30, a U.S. District Court issued a preliminary injunction against a Texas law set to take effect that sought to crack down against so-called “sanctuary cities”, or cities where local authorities limit or refuse to cooperate with federal immigration laws and any federal efforts to enforce these […]

Bipartisan Health Reform Efforts Coalesce

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business   After another spectacular and somewhat expected crashing and burning of federal healthcare reform efforts, a new and often unfamiliar approach is beginning to take hold on the issue in Washington, with the support of numerous state governors, congressional legislators and outside advocacy groups: bipartisanship. While such a strategy is […]