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State Responses to COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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 […]

Cannabis Slows in 2020, but Outlook Remains Bright

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, […]

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 […]