Author: Dylan Zwicky

2020 Vermont Legislative Session Timeline

Part 1 – Pre-COVID 19 – January and February 2020 The Vermont Legislature convenes in early January.  Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman announces he will challenge Governor Phil Scott for the state’s highest office. This announcement puts the focus on the election as Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe and Senator Debbie Ingram announce they will […]

LEONINE PUBLIC AFFAIRS ANNOUNCES FREE 50-STATE COVID-19 RESOURCES WEBSITE

FOCUS, a Leonine Public Affairs business, has announced an online 50-state COVID-19 resources website, updated daily and available to the general public. “COVID-19 policy is being handled on a state-by-state basis, making this website an invaluable resource for policymakers and government affairs professionals during this unprecedented time,” said Leif Johnson, President of FOCUS. “From stay-at-home […]

Crisis Communications In The COVID-19 Era

By Alex MacLean The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest crisis that most of us have ever faced. A few short months ago it was unimaginable that healthcare and other essential workers would soon be on the frontlines of the battle against a deadly global pandemic. It was unthinkable that business owners and their employees would […]

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 […]

Legalization Across the United States

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 […]