From defiance to exploiting legal loopholes, municipalities are trying everything to get around state preemption laws and maintain local authority.
Some city leaders looking to lead on climate change policies, reducing emissions in their areas and tackling other environmental issues. But state preemption laws sometimes stand in their way.
On issues ranging from sanctuary cities to telecommunications, activists are betting big on the Supreme Court’s sports gambling decision.
A group of companies argues that Virginia's ban on mining for the radioactive metal runs afoul of federal law.
A new map from the Partnership for Working Families covers nine economic and racial justice issue areas where localities are being interfered with.
COMMENTARY | The ongoing political battle over Civil War monuments—and the public spaces they reside in—reflects a disconnect over civic expression and our public spaces.
Most states already prohibit local efforts to restrict the chemicals.
City officials in Texas confront the state on its industry-backed preemption law.
The National League of Cities released an updated report this week on the number of states that have laws preempting local power in certain policy areas.
From Georgia to Texas and Colorado, city halls are trying to fend off state efforts to assert control over local rights of way.
A group of mostly mayors encouraged the Federal Communications Commission to refocus its efforts on new broadband investment, instead of preempting their oversight of public rights of way.
The proposal is still on the table, according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, though localities may find their authority on public rights of way preempted regardless.
In the background of a busy week of innovation, ideas, movies and music in Austin, Steve Adler is dealing with tricky challenges, like state legislative preemption and traffic congestion.
The streamlined broadband deployment the FCC is contemplating will lessen local control without making rural build-outs more likely.
Despite plastic bag bans in places like California showing signs of success, a growing number of states are enacting prohibitions on banning plastic bags.
The chair of the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee hopes to set post-net-neutrality rules for internet service providers—and ensure that states don’t interfere.
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.
Sign up for our daily newsletter: