April 4, 2016

Governing March 25, 2016 By Alan Greenblatt St. Louis can’t get a break from its own state. Last year, Missouri enacted a law preventing St. Louis and other cities from setting their own minimum-wage rates and from banning plastic grocery bags. This year, state lawmakers have spent a considerable amount of …

November 17, 2015

In November 2014, we posted our state preemption predictions for the 2015 legislative sessions. We based our predictions on the history of state preemption strategy and on trends in preemption legislation filed or adopted in 2014 and earlier. We also considered past experience with industry lobbyists and front groups, as …

February 13, 2015

The following interview was originally published in the November/December 2014 issue of NFPA Journal®, the magazine of the National Fire Protection Association (Vol. 108, #6) copyright © 2014. All rights reserved. Perhaps no other state has a stronger history of home fire sprinkler use than California. In 1979, the city of San …