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

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, […]

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 […]