Government Affairs

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, […]

A Preview of the 2018 Vermont Legislative Session

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 […]

Truth and Reconciliation

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’s Next?

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 […]

Health Care is Complicated and Expensive

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 […]