August 22, 2019

National League of Cities, NLC Partner, August 21, 2019- During the 2019 legislative sessions, state lawmakers again passed preemption laws limiting local power, including authority over minimum wage, regulation of e-cigarettes and local contracting powers. This, according to a new report from the Local Solutions Support Center and State Innovation Exchange entitled …

August 22, 2019

Penn Live, Chad Nicholson, August 21, 2019- Recently, the Pennsylvania State Legislature undermined the discretion of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. In July language was slipped into the state budget to give the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro powers to circumvent Krasner’s discretion in prosecuting gun laws. Backlash to …

August 15, 2019

Miami Herald, Bianca Padro Ocasio and Samantha J. Gross August 14, 2019- In a blow to environmentalists and several local governments, a Florida appeals court struck down a Coral Gables ordinance to ban Styrofoam containers from restaurants, supermarkets and other food establishments. The 3rd District Court of Appeals Wednesday rejected …