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San Francisco earned top marks, according to a new National Institute for Reproductive Health report. Where does your city rate?
Efforts to bring a uniform permitting process to the Golden State will go back to the drawing board.
Not everyone is satisfied with the preemption language.
The Commerce Committee is preparing to mark up the legislation.
Reforms could save billions of dollars from predatory lenders at the state level, but it’s not long before presidential appointees to federal regulatory agencies likely look to preempt them.
Will the recent tangle over the regulation of trees on private land in Texas spread to other cities and states?
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
September 25, 2017
Proposed cuts to the federal budget and local preemption could kill the fiscal capacity of municipalities to deal with disasters like Hurricane Harvey or even provide basic government services.
After a Missouri law took effect on Monday, the wage floor in the city was reduced to $7.70 per hour after three months at $10 per hour—the latest case of a state cracking down on a city that had enacted a progressive policy.
, The Atlantic
August 30, 2017
Laws preventing the removal of statues raise questions not only about historical legacy but also about local control and public safety.
, The Atlantic
August 25, 2017
Most local officials want “most” or “complete” authority over land and economic development, but not LGBT rights, minimum wages, plastic bag bans and the sharing economy.
From minimum wage to immigration, states have been taking aggressive action to stamp out local laws that they disagree with.
June 13, 2017
States and localities are interacting with the federal government differently under the new administration on matters of health care, immigration and a host of other issues.
In a contributed article, National League of Cities' Christiana McFarland outlines how state preemption of local laws may be adding to the wage gap.
, Special to Route Fifty
April 4, 2017
The number of states passing laws superseding city ordinances is on the rise, spurred by industry lobbying and single-party dominance of legislatures.
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