September 7, 2017

Arizona   California   Colorado   Florida   Illinois   Maryland   Michigan   Minnesota   Missouri   New York   Ohio   Texas   Vermont National Federal Preemption Of State And Local Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Is Not Warranted PR Newswire, 8/29/2017“Preemption of public health policies, and specifically SSB taxes, undermines local control, challenges the financial stability of local governments, and extinguishes …

August 17, 2017

Florida   Illinois    Maryland   Minnesota   Missouri   Montana   New York   Oregon   Pennsylvania   South Dakota   Texas   Washington Texas’ War on Local Control is Part of National Trend Texas Observer, 8/1/2017 Local officials in Texas’ big cities are awfully isolated these days. The Texas Legislature is attacking …

July 27, 2017

California   Florida   Illinois   Louisiana   Missouri   New York   Texas Texas Republicans take aim at liberal cities The Hill, 7/17/17 Nationally, at least 140 measures preempting local government actions were introduced in legislatures this year, according to Grassroots Change… Nineteen of those measures became law, including three so …

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 …