State and City Relations
From defiance to exploiting legal loopholes, municipalities are trying everything to get around state preemption laws and maintain local authority.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Judge orders LePage to act on Maine Medicaid expansion … no big shakeup expected under Missouri’s new governor … and Baltimore’s unofficial sewage overflow.
Mayor Jim Strickland and others are interested in "de-annexing" parts of the city.
While the number of jurisdictions rejecting California’s sanctuary rules has been growing, they remain in the minority.
“When you make the case properly, people are willing to pay into the system that reflects them.”
COMMENTARY | Florida's legislature rejected statewide bike share policies. A bike share company's director of mobility strategy explains why it's the right move.
The group has seen plenty of action in the Trump era.
The state DOT is eyeing a targeted pilot in an underserved part of its capital that’s ripe for AVs.
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.
Route Fifty's new survey shows local government officials are particularly skeptical.
City officials in Texas confront the state on its industry-backed preemption law.
Local government officials gathered in Washington, D.C. for a public safety meeting, where they discussed active shooter event preparation and response.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Michigan ends Flint’s bottled water shipments … California sheriff department’s K-9 shot in neck … and scofflaw golf cart drivers in “Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.”
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.
The state will soon offer information security training local governments should consider to help avoid a crisis of Atlanta proportions.
From Georgia to Texas and Colorado, city halls are trying to fend off state efforts to assert control over local rights of way.
The fiscal future now looks more stable for Pennsylvania’s second-largest city.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | County dissolves flood-prone village near Mississippi River; Fla. proposal would pressure Miami-Dade County; 100-gigabit network in N.D.; Boise is booming; and dismal news for Pa. dairy farmers.
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.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Hurricane Harvey’s economic boost; Memphis scrambles after sewage overflow; Kansas City mayor not upset about losing out on Amazon HQ2; and California high-speed rail costs balloon.
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