January 11, 2016

In December 2014, we posted “New Messaging Toolkit Helps Advocates Counter Preemption,” introducing the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF)’s research to help advocates counter state preemption by providing effective messaging for the public, media, and policymakers. RFF just released an updated toolkit, developed from brand-new research, entitled “Protecting Local Control: A …

February 24, 2015

The New York Times, 2/24/15 By Shaila Dewan Darren Hodges, a Tea Party Republican and councilman in the windy West Texas city of Fort Stockton, is a fierce defender of his town’s decision to ban plastic bags. It was a local solution to a local problem and one, he says, …