January 21, 2020

Anna Maria Island News, Chris Ann Allen, January 21, 2020- There appears to be a theme. The 2020 Legislature is hearing bills that could chip away at local regulatory power. “The legislative session started today and the big issue seems to be preemption of local government,” Holmes Beach city attorney …

January 7, 2020

Christopher B. Goodman 1/6/2020, American cities are creatures of their states, with states both granting and limiting the power of their cities. This relationship is characterized by how cooperative or competitive states are with cities in their legislation. Despite the recent attention given to state preemption of local laws, this …

December 9, 2019

Register-Guard, Christian Hill, December 6, 2019- Timber companies notified state regulators this year that aircraft will spray pesticides on least three dozen tracts of forestland in Lane County. Aerial spraying of these chemicals has been controversial in Oregon, with environmental groups seeking reforms to the practice for years. Timber companies …