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Colorado Preemptions of Local Government: The Need for the Colorado Community Rights Amendment

June 28, 2016

The Huffington Post, June 28, 2016

“The trend has escalated, said Mark Pertschuk, director of the watchdog group Preemption Watch: ‘2015 saw more efforts to undermine local control on more issues than any year in history,’ He noted ‘….just a few weeks into 2016 state legislative sessions [it became} clear that ending local authority will continue to be the go-to strategy for state legislators and their special interest allies, as a means of blocking earned sick days, minimum wage hikes, tobacco and fracking bans, pro-worker policies, or anti-discrimination laws.’”

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