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The Biden Administration, Student Debt and the Statewide Effort to Handle the Student Debt Crisis

May 21, 2021 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business How are states responding to the Biden Administration’s Student Debt Forgiveness Plans? President Biden has had an ambitious set of promises to deal with upon the beginning of his Presidency. Chief among the priorities in his first 100 days have been making vaccinations available and slowing the spread of COVID-19, […]

Will Home Alcohol Delivery Laws Survive Into the Post-Pandemic Era?

April 13, 2021 | FOCUS

As the COVID pandemic lingers on, lawmakers across the country are considering whether and how to allow the pandemic-era rules many states adopted allowing direct home delivery of alcohol to further expand or become enshrined in what will become post-pandemic law. Over the last year, the usual social activity of grabbing a quick drink with […]

Increased Claims and Antiquated IT Systems Lead to Delays in Unemployment Benefits

March 1, 2021 | FOCUS

In April of 2020, a month after the official start of the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment skyrocketed to 14.8 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics — the highest it has been the last 20 years and nearly five percentage points higher than the worst unemployment rates during the 2008/2009 economic crisis. Taking into […]

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State Responses to COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

January 13, 2021 | FOCUS

by FOCUS, a Leonine Business As states receive their allotment of COVID-19 vaccinations, many health departments are grappling with vaccine distribution plans that inoculate the most vulnerable of the population. Federal guidance provided little framework for states to follow as they scramble to rollout vaccines for healthcare personnel and critical populations, including immunocompromised individuals and […]

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I’ll Be Home for Christmas…After my Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine

December 15, 2020 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business With each passing holiday of 2020, we continue to acknowledge that this year has reshaped and reconfigured how we celebrate occasions that are historically spent with family around a Christmas tree or Thanksgiving turkey. A year ago, if someone had told me to buy stock in Zoom or other video […]