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How the Upcoming Election Will Shape Regulation

A look at utilities, energy, and the budding cannabis industry in a continuation of the Trump presidency or a new Biden administration.

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Editor’s Note: This is the second of two articles examining the upcoming election implications for policy areas and companies that would be affected. The first article addressed international relations, tax policy, and infrastructure.

When it comes to regulation, the contrast is clear: With a second term for the Trump administration, the rollback of regulatory restrictions would generally continue. A Biden administration would look to quash many of the deregulation efforts that have been made under Trump.

David Sekera does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.