Crisis Communications In The COVID-19 Era

April 9, 2020 | Government Affairs, Issue Campaigns, Leonine, Public Relations, Uncategorized

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 […]

Single-Use Plastic Bans Divide States

March 11, 2020 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business Since 2016, when California enacted one of the first major bans on single-use plastic bags, the movement to prohibit the use of bags and other single-use plastics has gained steam and is now beginning to reach a fever pitch in 2020 as other states push similar legislation. California’s bill, SB […]

States Cracking Down on Employee Misclassification

February 10, 2020 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business Over the past decade, the rise of the so-called “gig economy,” which includes services such as Uber and Lyft, has transformed the American economy and everyday life, making it significantly easier to book a hotel, find a cab ride or get any type of food delivered directly to your door. […]

State and Federal Friction on Green Energy

January 13, 2020 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business Over the past three years, the Trump Administration has been undertaking a massive rollback of federal environmental regulations, to the applause of Republicans and the chagrin of Democrats. As of December 2019, at least 58 environmental rules had been completely rolled back, while another 37 rollbacks were in progress. These […]

Medicaid Expansions Come Down to Voters vs. Legislators

December 6, 2019 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business Medicaid expansion has been one of the hottest topics in state legislatures for nearly a decade now, following a 2012 Supreme Court decision which, among several other key provisions, ruled that the Medicaid expansion provisions of the Affordable Care Act were opt-in only, meaning that individual states themselves could choose […]

Wireless Taxes and Fees Jump Sharply In 2019

November 13, 2019 | 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 […]