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Marijuana Slows Down in 2020, but Outlook Remains Bright

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business Marijuana legislation was looking to have another banner year in 2020 – during this legislative session alone, at least 1,400 marijuana 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 […]

Public-Private Partnerships Fuel Aerospace Industry Growth

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

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: The Last Frontier…For Junk?

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 […]

Lawmakers Debate Contact Tracing Privacy Proposals

by FOCUS, a Leonine Business Congress and several state legislatures are looking to regulate contact tracing applications, as states have either developed and are using their own technologies or have turned to private third-party application providers for additional tools to contain and prevent new cases of COVID-19.  This trend has begun to raise privacy and […]

States Push Liability Protections as Businesses Reopen

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business Returning to work in the time of COVID is seen across the political spectrum as both a highly treacherous process and an economic necessity. Facing massive losses to their personal finances, many workers and families simply can not afford to continue living without a steady paycheck, while businesses across the […]

Social Distancing Creates Remote Notarization Boom

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business Wills, titles, mortgages, powers of attorney, medical directives, affidavits and more – all of these legal documents and many more require the signature of a notary public in order to have a binding legal effect. Without notarizations, key pieces of the economy and our judicial system would grind to a […]

LEONINE PUBLIC AFFAIRS ANNOUNCES FREE 50-STATE COVID-19 RESOURCES WEBSITE

FOCUS, a Leonine Public Affairs business, has announced an online 50-state COVID-19 resources website, updated daily and available to the general public. “COVID-19 policy is being handled on a state-by-state basis, making this website an invaluable resource for policymakers and government affairs professionals during this unprecedented time,” said Leif Johnson, President of FOCUS. “From stay-at-home […]

Single-Use Plastic Bans Divide States

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

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. […]