July 12, 2017

California   Illinois   Indiana   Michigan   Missouri   Oregon   Pennsylvania   Texas National Flouting Paid-Sick-Day Laws The New York Times, 7/9/2017 “Red States and Blue Cities: A Partisan Battle Intensifies” (front page, July 6) mentions the flawed argument by the industry-backed American Legislative Exchange Council that local laws …

June 29, 2017

Arkansas   Mississippi   Missouri   Pennsylvania   Texas National Soda And Fast Food Lobbyists Push State Preemption Laws To Prevent Local Regulation Forbes, 6/21/2017 Now, lobbyists for numerous industries, including soda makers and fast-food chains, are pushing state laws that block municipal governments from adopting local controls. Aiding the …

June 21, 2017

California   Colorado   Michigan   Missouri   Pennsylvania   Tennessee   Texas Quote of the week: NYC’s announcement last week that it’ll begin enforcing menu labeling May 22 sparked the ire of the National Restaurant Association. “Just as we feared, city and state governments are taking advantage of the federal menu …

June 6, 2017

Arizona   Kansas   Louisiana   Maryland   Maine   Michigan   Minnesota   Pennsylvania   Texas Voices for Healthy Kids Preemption Issue Chat  Join Voices for Healthy Kids, the American Heart Association, and Grassroots Change‘s Mark Pertschuk for a webinar onWednesday, June 7th from 1:00-2:00 pm Central Time addressing recent preemption threats …

May 24, 2017

Georgia   Indiana   Louisiana   Maine   Minnesota   Missouri   Nebraska    New York   North Carolina   Pennsylvania   Texas   Washington National State Preemption: A Significant and Quiet Threat to Public Health in the United States  Jennifer L. Pomeranz & Mark A. Pertschuk. American Journal of Public …