2020 Vermont Legislative Session Timeline

October 9, 2020 | Government Affairs

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 […]

Cannabis Slows in 2020, but Outlook Remains Bright

October 6, 2020 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business Cannabis legislation was looking to have another banner year in 2020 – during this legislative session alone, at least 1,400 cannabis-related bills were introduced, with nearly 300 of these bills taking effect. However, in March the nation was swept up by the COVID-19 crisis, causing nearly everything, including state legislatures, […]

Aerospace Rocket Launch

Public-Private Partnerships Fuel Aerospace Industry Growth

September 23, 2020 | FOCUS

Within the past few decades, the commercial aerospace industry has expanded rapidly across the country. New companies have seen astronomical growth by developing new technology and capabilities in aviation, satellite development, avionics, engineering, rocketry and more. Not only is the industry growing at warp speed, but the communities that provide a home base for these […]

Telehealth Expansions Explode During COVID-19

September 9, 2020 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business One of the many major landslide changes that have come about in state policy since the start of the coronavirus crisis has been the rapid expansion of telehealth. What was once a niche service used sparingly in place of in-person office visits has exploded in popularity, due to the necessity […]

Space Debris

Space: The Last Frontier…For Junk?

August 13, 2020 | FOCUS

Exploring legislative efforts to regulate space debris liability. Over the last decade, private and public partnerships designed for advancement in space travel have flourished with entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk of Space Exploration Technologies, or more commonly known as SpaceX, at the helm. As Starman (queue Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds) makes his way […]