Data Security at the Forefront in 2019

December 17, 2018 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business   In what has become a recurring nightmare for anyone who uses the internet these days, the global hotel chain Marriott recently announced that their online booking system was subject to a major data breach, resulting in the personal information of nearly 500 million guests being compromised. The full details […]

Wireless Taxes and Fees Climb Again in 2018

December 11, 2018 | 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. Key findings in the study include: A typical American household with four wireless phones paying $100 per month for taxable wireless service can expect […]

State-Level Alcohol Laws Face a Federal Challenge in the Supreme Court

November 14, 2018 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, A Leonine Business   State alcohol laws are among the most rapidly changing in the country. FOCUS research shows that there have been at least 1,700 changes to state alcohol laws since 2012, amounting to roughly five changes per state per year. This rapid pace shows no sign of slowing down either, with […]

Marijuana Moves Inland, Potentially Forcing Federal Hand

October 17, 2018 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Company   As more and more states prepare for the move into the retail marijuana market, including our neighbor to the north, Canada, two ballot initiatives in the Midwest could be the vanguard of the legalization movement’s march inward, away from left-leaning and coastal areas and into more traditionally conservative areas […]

More States File Suit Against Pharma

September 17, 2018 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business   As the opioid crisis continues to rage on across the country, two distinct approaches to combatting the problem are beginning to take shape, both coming at the state level but from different branches of state government. While state lawmakers are looking to curtail the issue through restrictions on prescriptions […]