January 18, 2017

Plasticbaglaws.org January 2017 On May 5, 2016, the New York City Council adopted the #BYOBag law, which requires that all retailers in NYC charge a 5-cent minimum fee for each carryout bag provided at check-out. Due to preemption legislation introduced by state legislators later that month and a resulting compromise, implementation …

January 11, 2017

Climate Central John Upton January 9, 2017 The head of the city department that drafts many of San Francisco’s greenest rules and regulations uses one word to explain her greatest fear for the environment during Trump’s presidency: “preemption.” If some of the deepest concerns of climate-focused bureaucrats from San Francisco …

January 9, 2017

Tyler Morning Telegraph ROY MAYNARD and CALVIN MAYNARD January 6, 2017 For years, the real battles in the Texas Legislature haven’t been Democrats versus Republicans – they’ve been urban versus rural interests. That’s changing. When the Legislature convenes on Jan. 10, the new battle will be local control versus state …