STATES RESPOND TO THE FEDERAL VACCINE MANDATE WITH SPECIAL SESSIONS20211119194513

STATES RESPOND TO THE FEDERAL VACCINE MANDATE WITH SPECIAL SESSIONS

Robyn ShnaibleNovember 19, 2021
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 Order20211108205340

Idaho, Power Moves and the Executive Order

Robyn ShnaibleNovember 8, 2021
By FOCUS, A Leonine Business In case you missed it, some constitutional confusion happened in Idaho recently 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 state […]...
Minimum Wage at the Ballot Box20210927162920

Minimum Wage at the Ballot Box

Alexis CaswellSeptember 27, 2021
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 the ballot. “Raise The Wage” Nebraska hopes to...
LPA’s Todd Bailey Talks Cannabis Legalization on the Three Wells Podcast20210825154247

LPA’s Todd Bailey Talks Cannabis Legalization on the Three Wells Podcast

Robyn ShnaibleAugust 25, 2021
LPA’s Todd Bailey Talks Cannabis Legalization on the Three Wells Podcast Our very own Todd Bailey this week sat in on the Three Wells podcast with their co-founder Jason Turner to discuss the future of the cannabis industry and legalization, lobbying and how to use PR the right way. Todd is the President of Leonine […]...
Where Does the Discussion of Critical Race Theory Translate to Policy?20210716172458

Where Does the Discussion of Critical Race Theory Translate to Policy?

Robyn ShnaibleJuly 16, 2021
Where Does the Discussion of Critical Race Theory Translate to Policy? By Robyn Shnaible, Critical Race Theory (CRT) seems to be the latest political catchphrase and FOCUS’ team of legislative policy analysts is here to give a bit of legislative context. “Critical race theory” is an academic theory which discusses how racism and discrimination has […]...
Doxing: the New Cybersecurity Concern20210624160351

Doxing: the New Cybersecurity Concern

Robyn ShnaibleJune 24, 2021
Doxing: the New Cybersecurity Concern By Robyn Schnaible, You may have heard the term “doxing” being thrown around before but be prepared to hear that term more and more. Doxing / doxxing is the act of searching for and publishing private information (or documents/“docs”) of someone on the internet often with malicious intent, including legal […]...
The Biden Administration, Student Debt and the Statewide Effort to Handle the Student Debt Crisis20210521114007

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

Robyn ShnaibleMay 21, 2021
The Biden Administration, Student Debt and the Statewide Effort to Handle the Student Debt Crisis By Robyn Schnaible, 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 […]...
Will Home Alcohol Delivery Laws Survive Into the Post-Pandemic Era?20210413123940

Will Home Alcohol Delivery Laws Survive Into the Post-Pandemic Era?

Robyn ShnaibleApril 13, 2021
Will Home Alcohol Delivery Laws Survive Into the Post-Pandemic Era? By Robyn Schnaible, As the COVID pandemic lingers on, lawmakers across the country are considering whether and how to allow the pandemic-era rules many states adopted allowing direct home delivery of alcohol to further expand or become enshrined in what will become post-pandemic law. Over […]...
Increased Claims and Antiquated IT Systems Lead to Delays in Unemployment Benefits20210301153752

Increased Claims and Antiquated IT Systems Lead to Delays in Unemployment Benefits

Leonine FOCUSMarch 1, 2021
In April of 2020, a month after the official start of the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment skyrocketed to 14.8 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics — the highest it has been the last 20 years and nearly five percentage points higher than the worst unemployment rates during the 2008/2009 economic crisis. Taking into […]...
State Responses to COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution20210113134231

State Responses to COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Leonine FOCUSJanuary 13, 2021
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 […]...
I’ll Be Home for Christmas…After my Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine20201215110816

I’ll Be Home for Christmas…After my Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine

Leonine FOCUSDecember 15, 2020
By FOCUS, a Leonine Business With each passing holiday of 2020, we continue to acknowledge that this year has reshaped and reconfigured how we celebrate occasions that are historically spent with family around a Christmas tree or Thanksgiving turkey. A year ago, if someone had told me to buy stock in Zoom or other video […]...
Remote Worker Taxation: The Tale of Competing State Financial Gain20201109104431

Remote Worker Taxation: The Tale of Competing State Financial Gain

Leonine FOCUSNovember 9, 2020
By FOCUS, a Leonine Business Working remotely from the comfort of home, possibly in pajamas, has become a reality for many Americans who continue to struggle with the continued effects of the coronavirus. For some, the commute across state borders for their employment has turned into a commute from the bedroom to the home office, […]...

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