The Outlook of Extended Producer Responsibility in 2022

By FOCUS, A Leonine Business In our upcoming 2022 Review/Preview we discuss the looming issues facing statewide lawmakers. One of those issues facing legislators in the upcoming year will be extended producer responsibility. Since 2017, China has been increasingly reluctant to accept U.S. recyclables. In January 2021 they stopped taking in the trash of the […]

States Respond to the Federal Vaccine Mandate with Special Sessions

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business Tennessee and North Dakota have undergone special sessions this month to determine whether their states will mandate companies to require their employees to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. This follows Democratic President Joe Biden mandating that companies with 100 workers or more require their employees to be vaccinated with […]

Idaho, Power Moves and the Executive Order

By FOCUS, A Leonine Business In case you missed it, some constitutional confusion happened in Idaho last week and it left us questioning executive orders and who can issue them. Republican Gov. Brad Little was away for a few days, in Texas, and left Republican Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin to keep an eye on the […]

Minimum Wage at the Ballot Box

By Alexis Caswell, Leonine FOCUS Minimum wage increases are slated to take effect in 25 states and D.C. this year, according to Ballotpedia, and advocates in other states are working to get similar pay increases in front of voters. An organization in Nebraska is trying to get an initiative to raise the minimum wage on […]