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 […]

Emotional Support Animals Test States Patience

November 12, 2019 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business Last month, two passengers were removed from a Norwegian Airlines flight to Texas when their emotional support dogs, two French bulldogs, began to act distressed after boarding. More famously, in 2018, a woman was banned from bringing her emotional support peacock on a United Airlines flight from Newark to Los […]

Major Vaping Bans Take Effect Following Mystery Illnesses

October 7, 2019 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business An outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries and deaths has broken out across the country, with at least 1,080 injuries and 19 deaths across the states. According to the CDC, cases have occurred in 48 states and the Virgin Islands. No particular product has been identified as a cause of the […]

2019 A High Watermark for Marijuana

September 9, 2019 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business States are swimming in green – both from the plant itself and the revenue it generates – and more are looking to mellow their restrictions to cash in on the movement. The past 23 years have seen a landslide shift in the social and political acceptance of marijuana, and the […]